Coming up in April the Azerbaijan International Travel & Tourism Fair (AITF) arrives at Baku Expo Exhibition and Convention Center. Azerbaijan’s fast moving tourism market is the highlight of this Caucasian regional event turned world tourism trade show.
The number of tourists visiting Azerbaijan last year increased by some 2.4 percent when compared with the previous year. This via a report by Azerbaijan’s Tourism Ministry from the World Economic Forum results. Overall, when compared with previous figures, Azerbaijan has moved five spaces to 79th among countries in Europe where tourism is concerned.
This year’s meeting of the Tripartite Council for the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Project is to be held in Istanbul starting today. The railway, a joint Georgian-Azerbaijani-Turkish inter-state affair, is heavily funded by the Azerbaijan State Oil Fund, and of mutual benefit to all the partners.
Tourism officials in Azerbaijan are busy finalizing their preparations in advance of next month’s ITB Berlin 2013, an event in which the Eastern European country is set to feature prominently as its official Convention & Cultural Partner.
How about trying a Eastern European destination, instead of the beaten path of Western Europe – Paris, Vienna, or Berlin? Your call. This side of the world still waits with fresh homemade bread, a shot of schnapps, and a warm heart. Come in, and find out.
Fancy doing something a little more daring during your next holiday break than the usual sun, sand and surf? If so, then according to one travel organization at least, you couldn’t do much worse than choose Azerbaijan as your next holiday destination.
According to news from the Azerbaijan tourism sector, Netherlands based Royal Imtech NV announced their Turkish subsidiary AE Arma-Elektropanc will provide technical solutions for the new Shahdag Hotels project in Gusar.
World famous pop icon Shakira took to the stage in Baku last weekend, dazzling audiences with a memorable performance to mark the closing ceremony of this year’s FIFA U-17 Women`s World Cup, before repeating the trick the very next day with an hour-long show at the city’s Crystal Hall.
Azerbaijan is one of the most progressive tourist destinations in the world since the outpouring of interest after Eurovision. As an indicator of just how quickly things are ramping up there, Azerbaijan’s Minister of Culture and Tourism, Abulfaz Garayev, just announced this morning the his agency’s need for tourism professionals.
For visitors to Azerbaijan and Baku this Fall and Winter experiencing one of the world’s most fascinating capitals just got more luxurious. The Eurovision Song Contest may be over, but the richness of Baku has a new home away from home, the new Four Seasons.
Tonight’s Eurovision 2012 Grand Finale, hosted by the same enchanting presenters: Leyla Aliyeva, Eldar Gasimov and Nargiz Birk-Petersen, the live show starts at 9 p.m. CET.
Tonight, May 24, at the same Baku Cristal Hall in Azerbaijan, the Second Semi-Final of the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest 2012 reveals the last 10 finalists. Which are your results?
After the great success of Eastern European countries in the 2012 Eurovision’s first round, the other 18 participants will fight it out for the last vacant places in Saturday’s finale.