Best Projects 2019 features all the nominated entries submitted ‘Submit your Project’ category. All the entries consist of innovative projects run by existing enterprises in the form of businesses, NGOs or informal programs.
Development of sacred tourism in Kazakhstan
Explain your project in details:
Today the tourism industry of Kazakhstan is in the process of develop. In that case, The President of Kazakhstan N.A Nazarbayev noted that nowadays Kazakhstan has a unique opportunity to acquire almost all types of tourism at UNWTO General Assembly. In this regard, we decided to study the unrecognized and untouched sacred sites of the country starting from Pavlodar region. Today, research on sacred historical sites, which we think about, as a matter of fact, has not yet been completed. Even some basic information is not available. Therefore, our project will be innovative and up-to-date actual. This sphere of tourism in our country is still considered to be unrecognized. Generally, there are many historical and cultural places in Kazakhstan, in the example of Turkestan's Hodja Akhmet Yassawi, Zhambyl's Aisha Bibi and Babadzha Khatun Mausoleums, the underground mosque of Beket Ata in Mangistau and many others. However, besides the aforementioned places, there are a lot of places, especially in Pavlodar region, which is not included in the main tourist destinations. For example, The Isabek Ishan Hazret mausoleum complex, The Konyr Auliye cave and others. It should be noted that these factors, in turn, determine the relevance of the research project.
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
In this case, it should be noted that there is still no full-scale research on this subject. However, the actual research on tourist routes, the creation of special informational and educational programs is not even considered. In general, the unique project, which has been completely explored by sacred tourism sites of Kazakhstan, in the example of Pavlodar region, has not been developed yet. As a result of the research, the final information model will provide convenient and qualitative expertise for its use. The built-in model is designed specifically for a wide range of users. Because in the modern time every smartphone user will be able to easily download the software from the Google Play. We hope that the "Sacred Tourism Kazakhstan" information application, built on the Android platform, will increase the knowledge of tourists about sacred tourism centres of Kazakhstan due to the fact that the tourism of The Great Steppe is promising.
Sustainability and future plans
The creation of the mobile application titled "Sacred Tourism Kazakhstan" was the main key to the project. As we build credibility through high-quality information and positive reviews, we can grow by inviting more collaborations as well as appealing to more customers. We would like to create a supportive environment so that travellers from every corner of the globe can learn more of tourism by using the presented mobile application and enhance their knowledge about culturally historical places of Central Asia in the example of Kazakhstan. Moreover, it should be mentioned that at the nearest time we planning to expand the area of the research by including other cultural sightseeing places of Kazakhstan such as The Kazangap Bi, The Akbalyk Hazret monuments and so on.
Your profile as an entrepreneur
During the period of time when now I am a high school student I have been learning to create, ideate, analyze and solve problems in general which likely used to refer to as "critical thinking". In my experience, as a seventeen-year-old citizen of the world, visiting different states and getting to know the culture, I had to think about cultural sights and the development of infrastructure in relation to them. Analyzing the situation in my country, I came to the conclusion that at the moment there are certain shortcomings in the development of infrastructure and the tourist environment in culturally historical places, especially in the sacred monuments of Kazakhstan. Understanding the importance of cultural heritage in the development of sacred tourism in the country, studying the main factors influencing the development of this tourism sector I decided to start exploring historical sites. It is worth noting that in addition, it was decided to create a mobile application that would increase the interest of tourists to the sacred places of Kazakhstan. At the moment, the project has already shown its results and in addition was awarded a victory in domestic and international competitions: 1st place in the international competition "Young Scientist" in South Korea, 1st place in the contest among the "Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools" in Kazakhstan and 3rd place in the international conference on cultural science and tourism in Russia.