Borat Begets Kazakhstan Tourism Boom
Looks like Borat is having quite an effect on Kazakhstan tourism:
Post Borat Occurrences:
·Air Astana, the national airline, has added a third weekly flight from the UK.
·Major international chains, including Radisson SAS, have opened slick new hotels in Almaty and Astana.
·There is even talk from recent Kazakhstan visitors, that the country does indeed have the kind of scenery tipsters told Jaunted about way back when.
Oh, and of course, you travelers to Kazakhstan are treated to the kind of quirkiness they are looking for:
At a traditional Kazakh dinner party, the highest-ranking guest is always served a sheep's head -- the least important gets one of the creature's cervical vertebra.
We so called this. Not the sheep's head thing, but they whole Kazakhstan tourism blowing up thing.
Maybe now the country can re-open borat.kz.
[Photo: irina slutsky]