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30 January, Thursday


Azerbaijan sees growth in tourism

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The number of tourists visiting Azerbaijan will reach three million by the end of 2019, the head of Azerbaijan Tourism Bureau, Florian Sengstschmid, said during the Azerbaijan Tourism Summit 2019 held in Baku recently, Eurasia Diary reports citing AZERNEWS.

The event had been organized by the State Tourism Agency and held in Baku Congress Center, which is the largest indoor multifunctional complex in the South Caucasus.

Tourist flow to Azerbaijan amounted to 2,682,400 million people in January-October 2019, which is 10.9 percent more compared to the same period in 2018.

Last year, 2,844,849 foreign tourists visited Azerbaijan. Thus, 2019 will mark over 7-percent-growth in tourism.

Addressing the forum, Chairman of Azerbaijan's State Tourism Agency Fuad Nagiyev noted that certain reforms in tourism will be carried out in 2020.

“Our job is not only to attract tourists. It is important that tourists are satisfied with their trips and they want to visit the country again. Obviously, it is impossible to solve all problems in a short period of time. We need to regularly carry out work jointly with the public, the representatives of the tourism sector and relevant structures,” Naghiyev said.

Nagiyev previously stated that Azerbaijan aims to increase tourist flow to 4-4.5 million people by 2020.

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