In tourism news from Azerbaijan, according to Culture and Tourism Minister Abulfaz Garayev the goal of the ministry in the mid term is to grow the tourism sector there by some 70 to 80 percent.
Karabakh Region Gets More Tourism Notice
In news from one of Armenia’s most remote regions, the National Statistical Service (NKR) reports that visits to ancient Karabakh were 36.9% higher for 2012 than visits from the previous year.
Coming in April: The Azerbaijan International Travel & Tourism Fair
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.
Azerbaijan: New Tourist Mecca?
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.
Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Meetup: Today in Istabul
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.
Azerbaijan Set for Starring Role at This Year’s ITB Berlin 2013
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.
Argophilia Must See Eastern European Destinations of 2013
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.
Azerbaijan Ranked “3rd Most Dangerous” Holiday Destination
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.
Netherlands Firm to Provide Shahdag Hotels Solutions
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.
Shakira Rocks Baku at FIFA U-17 Women’s WC
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 Tourism Ministry Needs Uplifting
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.
Four Seasons Hotel Baku – Open for Pampering
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.