Azerbaijan has won the “Best Excursion Destination” award from the National Geographic Traveler Awards 2019.
The Azerbaijan Tourism Association (AzTa) and the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (TURSAB) will sign a memorandum on mutual cooperation according to news from AsTa.
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.
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.
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.
Azerbaijan welcomed in the spring last week with one of its biggest parties of the year, an event that saw thousands of revelers come out onto the streets of capital city Baku to join in the festivities.
Azerbaijan’s tourism industry is nowhere near as profitable as the potential indicates. The government there is taking steps to ramp up the country’s lagging travel profile with education, outreach, regulation, and an appeal to people in Azerbaijan to show their true hospitality effectively.
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