II Republican Student Olympiad

September 26-27, 2019 in the framework of the “Year of Youth”, International Tourism day and supporting the initiatives of the President K. Tokaev, the Department of Tourism of the Faculty of  Economics of the Eurasian National University named after L.N. Gumilyov was organized the II Republican Student Olympiad.

Teams from the Kazakh National Pedagogical University named after Abay, Kyzylorda State University named after Korkyt Ata, Pavlodar State University named after S. Toraigyrov, International Kazakh-Turkish University named after Ahmed Yassawi, Karaganda State University named after E.A. Buketov, Kazakh University of Technology and Business, Turan-Astana University participated in the Olympiad.

Eurasian National University welcomed the participants at the Olympiad opening ceremony on September 26, in Nur-Sultan. Dean of the Faculty of Economics Makysh S.B., General Director of the Rixos Astana Hotel Tansel Tercan, Director of MTA ArmanTur S.A. Abzhanova, director of the company "NurWay" A. Nurlanova and head of the department A.A. Duysembaev gave welcoming speeches to the guests.

Following the opening ceremony, the teams set off on the road to the basis of the TLC “Arman”, located in the Dombrali village, Akkol district, Akmola region, where the teams participated in sports competitions in the technique and tactics of active types of tourism. The sports part of the Olympiad included the implementation of tactical tasks for foot orienteering, the organization of the team cross-hike distance and the performance of the cross distance among captains. The President of the ALE "Association of the Tourism and Leisure Industry" Sh.B. Batyrkhanov and director of the Department of Academic Affairs Palymbetov Sh.B. congratulated the teams on International Tourism Day.

Within two days, the teams, fulfilling the assigned tasks in techniques and tactics of active types of tourism, plunged into the atmosphere of team competitions on the ground, gained practical skills in organizing active types of hiking, worked out skills to ensure the safety of tourists, etc.

According to the results of the competition, the Olympiad referee board awarded team of the Eurasian National University. L.N. Gumilyov the Grand Prix, teams of Karaganda State University. E.A. Buketov and  Ahmed Yassavi International Kazakh-Turkish University– 1st place, teams of Pavlodar State University named after S. Toraigyrov, Kazakh National Pedagogical University named after Abay and Kyzylorda State University named after Korkyt Ata - 2nd place, teams of the Kazakh University of Technology and Business and the University of Turan-Astana - 3rd place.

All teams were awarded valuable gifts on behalf of the sponsors of the Olympiad. It is noteworthy that the main sponsors of the Olympiad were Rixos Hotel Astana, NurWay Travel Agency, ArmanTur Travel Agency, Horizont Travel Agency, State Children and Youth Tourism and Regional development Center, Akimat of Nur-Sultan, "AL-AUKAT LLP”,“ Rizaball ”LLP,“ Astana ”Trading House to which the management of the Faculty of Economics and the organizing committee of the Olympiad expressed gratitude for close cooperation in the field of youth education and support for the activities of the Tourism Department in the to field of educational activities.