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Victory of Our Students in the Republican Student Olympiad in Tourism

On September 20-22, 2020, the Eurasian National University named after L.N. Gumilyov, the Department of Tourism of the Faculty of Economics organized and conducted the XII Republican Student Olympiad in the educational program "Tourism" in a distance format. An application for participation in the Olympiad was submitted by 18 Kazakhstani universities specialized in tourism, including the Kazakh-American Free University, UIB University, International Kazakh-Turkish University of Yassavi, Karaganda State University named after E.A. Buketov, Kokshetau University named after A. Myrzakhmetov and others.
According to the results of the first qualifying round, 15 teams were admitted to further rounds of the Olympics.
As part of the opening ceremony, the Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs of the ENU named after L.N. Gumilyov E.A. Ongarbaev, Dean of the Faculty of Economics S. B. Makysh and Head of the "Tourism" department L.M. Mutalieva addressed to the participanrs, after which the teams began to defend projects. The projects presented by students were assessed by a jury, which included:
1. Daniel Serzhanuly - Director of the Department of Tourism Products Development of JSC NC "Kazakh Tourism", Chairman of the Jury;
2. Asylkhan Yessilov - Director of the Corporate Fund "Turistik Kamkor", Deputy Chairman of the Jury;
3. Ainur Dzheksenova - Head of the Promotion, Advertising and Marketing department of the Tourism Industry Committee of the ISS RK, Deputy Chairman of the jury;
4. Askar Adambekov - Deputy Chairman of the Board of "Astana Invest", member of the jury;
5. Saltanat Abzhanova - Director of "Arman-Tour", school of guides, translators, tour guides, member of the jury;
6. Kamshat Musina - Acting Professor of the Department "Tourism" ENU named after L.N. Gumilyov, member of the jury;
7. Lyaila Mutalieva, Head of the Department of Tourism, ENU named after L.N. Gumilyov, member of the jury.
In general, the teams were able to present projects that are quite relevant today, where the issues of using SMART technologies in the field of tourism were raised. According to the jury representatives, the implementation of the presented projects in practice would give an additional impetus to the development of domestic tourism in modern conditions.
As the final stage of the intellectual competition, testing was carried out among the student participants. It should be noted that the 3rd stage of the Olympics was planned to be held in the form of active competition in tourism technology and tactics, but due to the epidemiological situation in the country, this stage was carried out in the form of testing.
The honor of KAFU was defended by the Bolashak team, consisting of the following students: Saltanat Muratkyzy, Yerasyl Mutarbek, Nazym Idrisova, Alua Zharkynkyzy, Aim Baelova, scientific advisor Dinara Mamyrbekova, Senior Lecturer of Business department.
The students coped with the task with dignity, and took the 4th place and took the Zerger Tourism nomination.
Congratulations and wishes of further victories!
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