Travel in
Kyrgyzstan

Country Report

Executive Summary

Oct 2015
Bishkek is getting noticed

Bishkek is in the top 10 most popular cities in the CIS for summer travel. Travel service Travel.ru identified summer holiday destinations popular among CIS tourists in the region in 2014. Minsk ranked first and Bishkek ninth. The most popular summer holiday destination in Kyrgyzstan is Lake Issyk-Kul. According to Travel.ru, Russian tourists will spend an average of two to three days at Bishkek, and 10 days at Lake Issyk-Kul.

Second international hotel chain enters the country

International hotel chain Golden Tulip opened a hotel in the capital of the republic in 2014 – the second international operator to enter the country after Hyatt. The majority of hotels in Kyrgyzstan are domestic independent operators. The country lacks accommodation that meets international standards. New hotels such as the Golden Tulip will help to attract new investment and improve the image of Kyrgyzstan as a destination country.

Pegasus Aisa significantly changes air travel in the country

There were no low-cost carriers in Kyrgyzstan until domestic player Pegasus Asia entered the market. This influenced both consumer behaviour and the competitive environment in terms of airlines. The new player forced both local and international companies to review their fares and made air transportation more affordable, which in turn led to lower interest in land transportation. Also, local airlines Air Kyrgyzstan and Avia Traffic Company experienced lower demand for their services. Moreover, low-cost airlines’ promotional and educational activities encouraged consumers to travel more.

Tourism union established

At the first meeting of the Summit of Tourism Ministers of the Turkic Council Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Turkey and Azerbaijan signed a resolution to create a single tourism product for the Great Silk Road. The resolution established a four-country Tourism Association led by the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (TÜRSAB). The purpose of the Union is to strengthen the regulatory and marketing interactions of the countries via exchange of experiences in the sphere of tourism.

Unrest in the region threatens tourism development

Riots and protests throughout Kyrgyzstan discouraged many Russian and Kazakh tourists from visiting a favourite summer holiday destination in the country. After civil unrest in 2010, Kyrgyzstan faced new riots in 2013, with demonstrations outside the Kumtor gold mine. Protesters were dissatisfied that part of the mine was sold to international investors from Canada. It also revived long-standing fears among foreigners that Kyrgyzstan is too unstable a destination for a restful vacation. The CIS region experienced serious geopolitical and economic unrest because of the Russian-Ukrainian situation in 2014-2015. Kyrgyzstan’s economy and travel and tourism massively depend on the region’s welfare, especially in Russia and Kazakhstan. A worsening economic situation would be a serious obstacle to further development of tourism.

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  • Tourism Flows Domestic

  • Tourism Flows Inbound

  • Tourism Flows Outbound

  • Tourist Attractions

  • Transportation

  • Travel Accommodation

  • Travel Retail

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Travel in Kyrgyzstan

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Bishkek is getting noticed
Second international hotel chain enters the country
Pegasus Aisa significantly changes air travel in the country
Tourism union established
Unrest in the region threatens tourism development

SWOT

Summary 1 Destination Kyrgyzstan: SWOT

MARKET DATA

Table 1 Other Travel Modes: Value 2009-2014
Table 2 Forecast Other Travel Modes: Value 2014-2019
Table 3 Car Rental Sales: Value 2009-2014
Table 4 Forecast Car Rental Sales: Value 2014-2019
Table 5 Attractions: Value 2009-2014
Table 6 Forecast Attractions: Value 2014-2019

SOURCES

Summary 2 Research Sources

FLOWS

Headlines
Trends
Inbound and domestic
Outbound
Prospects
Category Data
Table 7 Inbound Arrivals: Number of Trips 2009-2014
Table 8 Inbound Arrivals by Country: Number of Trips 2009-2014
Table 9 Inbound Receipts: Value 2009-2014
Table 10 Forecast Inbound Arrivals: Number of Trips 2014-2019
Table 11 Forecast Inbound Arrivals by Country: Number of Trips 2014-2019
Table 12 Forecast Inbound Receipts: Value 2014-2019
Table 13 Domestic Trips by Purpose of Visit: Number of Trips 2009-2014
Table 14 Domestic Business Trips by Travel Mode: Number of Trips 2009-2014
Table 15 Domestic Leisure Trips by Travel Mode: Number of Trips 2009-2014
Table 16 Domestic Expenditure: Value and Growth 2009-2014
Table 17 Forecast Domestic Trips by Purpose of Visit: Number of Trips 2014-2019
Table 18 Forecast Domestic Business Trips by Travel Mode: Number of Trips 2014-2019
Table 19 Forecast Domestic Leisure Trips by Travel Mode: Number of Trips 2014-2019
Table 20 Forecast Domestic Tourist Expenditure: Value and Growth 2014-2019
Table 21 Outbound Departures: Number of Trips 2009-2014
Table 22 Outbound Departures by Destination: Number of Trips 2009-2014
Table 23 Outbound Expenditure: Value 2009-2014
Table 24 Forecast Outbound Departures: Number of Trips 2014-2019
Table 25 Forecast Outbound Departures by Destination: Number of Trips 2014-2019
Table 26 Forecast Outbound Expenditure: Value 2014-2019

AIRLINES

Headlines
Trends
Prospects
Category Data
Table 27 Airlines Sales: Value 2009-2014
Table 28 Forecast Airlines Sales: Value 2014-2019

LODGING

Headlines
Trends
Prospects
Category Data
Table 29 Lodging Sales: Value 2009-2014
Table 30 Lodging Outlets: Units 2009-2014
Table 31 Forecast Lodging Sales: Value 2014-2019
Table 32 Forecast Lodging Outlets: Units 2014-2019

INTERMEDIARIES

Headlines
Trends
Prospects
Category Data
Table 33 Intermediaries Sales: Value 2009-2014
Table 34 Forecast Intermediaries Sales: Value 2014-2019