Borat – the only reason for tourism boom in Kazakhstan

Borat with flagsKazakhstan is having the last laugh after all. The Asian country was virtually a tourist-free zone until the film’s success. Now, thousands of travellers worldwide have nominated Kazakhstan as their No.1 must-see destination for 2007. Tourism has jumped up an estimated 300 percent.

Ironically, the movie was shot in Romania and not in Kazakhstan. I just hope the tourists don’t go for the wrong reasons (to meet Borat’s sister etc.), but to enjoy the natural beauty of Kazakhstan.Link to the article.