When . Kazakhstan tourism board deputy chairman Kairat Sadvakassov told the Times that “in Covid times, when tourism spending is on hold, it was good to see the country mentioned in the media.”
“Not in the nicest way,” admitted Sadvakassov, “but it’s good to be out there. We would love to work with Cohen, or maybe even have him film here.”
The spots were the brainchild of American expat Dennis Keen and his friend Yermek Utemissov. They reportedly pitched the spots to the country’s board of tourism, got the go-ahead, then made the package for free.
It’s funny to see the people of Kazakhstan can take a joke, but hang on a bit if you plan on traveling there—U.S. citizens aren’t allowed to travel visa-free to the country until November at a minimum, and the Kazakhstani border is closed to all but a very limited selection of foreigners.
Still, the tourism videos do indeed make a vacation to Kazakhstan sound, in Borat’s words, “Very nice.”
Source : Steve Huff Link