Azerbaijani Minister of Culture and Tourism Abulfas Garayev has said more than 200,000 people visited Baku Shopping Festival. “Very important work has been done to ensure proper marketing, coverage and popularization of the festival. It was covered by TV, radio, online media, social networks from 54 countries,” he told journalists ...

Baku Shopping Festival earns Azerbaijan more than AZN5m

24.05.2017 [16:20]
“Azerbaijan has made a profit of more than AZN5 million from Baku Shopping Festival,” Minister of Culture and Tourism Abulfas Garayev has told journalists. 98 per cent of visitors expressed their satisfaction with the shopping festival ...

Azerbaijani President bestows Friendship Order upon UNWTO Secretary-General

11.05.2017 [18:17]
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has signed an order to confer Friendship Order upon Secretary-General of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Taleb Rifai. The order recognizes Taleb Rifai`s contribution to establishing ...

Jean-François Mancel: Baku is becoming a shopping center

07.05.2017 [14:03]
President of the Association of Friends of Azerbaijan in France, member of the French National Assembly Jean-Francois Mancel described the Baku Shopping Festival as a big advantage for Azerbaijan. He said the Azerbaijani capital is turning into a shopping center, hailing the first shopping festival as a success ...

4th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue features discussions on cultural route of Council of Europe

06.05.2017 [18:55]
Organized by the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (EPA) a plenary session “The Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe as networks for intercultural dialogue” has been held as part of the 4th World Forum on ...

“There are a lot of amazing places in Guba that have yet to be discovered by tourists”

01.05.2017 [17:10]
Guba is one of the most popular regions of Azerbaijan for recreation. In 2016, about 82,000 local and foreign tourists visited Guba region. Guba is especially compelling in the spring, when fruit gardens blossom, and the parks are covered with emerald greenery ...

STR company: the highest increase of Europe's hotel industry was in Azerbaijan

25.04.2017 [12:00]
Azerbaijan has shown high growth rates in Europe on 3 main criteria used in hotel business efficiency. It was mentioned in the article entitled "Europe's hotel industry has shown growth in the first quarter of 2017" published on the portal publituris.pt of ...

Palestinian ambassador: Baku shopping festival will bring Azerbaijan profit in many senses

24.04.2017 [19:36]
"The shopping festival in Baku will bring Azerbaijan profit in many senses,” Palestinian ambassador Nasir Abdul Karim said. He note that the festival will strengthen competition among brands in the country. “It will also boost interest of local and international ...

President: Stability and tranquility makes Azerbaijan more attractive to tourists

17.04.2017 [18:50]
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has hailed the development of tourism in Azerbaijan as he addressed the republican conference of non-oil exporters in Yevlakh. "The number of tourists has increased by 11 per cent last year, while it rose 25 per cent in the 3 months of this year. It is obvious now," said the President ...

Mathew Bryza: Tax-free shopping during festival is great way to introduce tourists to Baku

17.04.2017 [18:39]
Former US Ambassador to Azerbaijan, former co-chairman of the OSCE Minsk Group Matthew Bryza shared his views on the Baku Shopping Festival. “It’s nice to hear that there will now be a Baku Shopping Festival ...

French website: Azerbaijan – a fascinating country

14.04.2017 [15:56]
French Dreuz.info portal has posted an article by deputy mayor of Neuilly-sur-Seine Commune Philippe Karsenty headlined "Azerbaijan –a fascinating country". The article says that Azerbaijan's attractiveness stems from its culture and ...

Dmitry Savelyev: Shopping Festival will make Baku more attractive for tourists, especially Russian ones

13.04.2017 [17:14]
Head of the interparliamentary friendship group Russia-Azerbaijan Dmitry Savelyev has said the Shopping Festival will make Baku more attractive for tourists, especially those from Russia. In an exclusive interview with AZERTAC, Savelyev said: “The idea of a trade festival has been successfully ...

Number of tourists visiting Azerbaijan increased 24.9 per cent in 2017

07.04.2017 [19:57]
"The number of tourists visiting Azerbaijan in the first three months of 2017 grew 24.9 per cent compared with the same period of last year,” said Minister of Culture and Tourism Abulfas Garayev. According to the minister, the country received 544,000 foreign tourists ...

Azerbaijani nationals will be able to get online e-Visa for visits to India

06.04.2017 [19:25]
As per new visa rules announced by India, Azerbaijani nationals would be able to get online e-Visa for visits to India for recreation, sightseeing, casual visit to meet friends or relatives, short duration medical treatment or casual business. Online application ...

Baku hosts AITF 2017 exhibition

06.04.2017 [10:44]
The Baku Expo Center is hosting the annual Azerbaijan International Travel and Tourism Fair Exhibition, AITF 2017. The 16th exhibition will once again bring together representatives of the tourism world, government institutions, national and regional ...

AZERTAC becomes official media partner of Baku Shopping Festival

05.04.2017 [15:01]
Azerbaijan Convention Bureau has named Azerbaijan State News Agency AZERTAC as the official media partner of the Baku Shopping Festival, due to be held from April 10 to May 10. With a team of experienced journalists, photographers and cameramen ...

AZAL will raffle off air tickets at AITF-2017 exhibition

03.04.2017 [16:31]
Azerbaijan Airlines invites everyone to visit its stand at the 16th Azerbaijan International Travel and Tourism Fair Exhibition, AITF 2017, which will be held from April 6 to April 8 in Baku ...

Azerbaijan approves plan of action on development of beach tourism

30.03.2017 [19:41]
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has signed an executive order approving a plan of action of the development of beach tourism in the country in 2017-2020. The order aims to ensure more effective use of the Azerbaijani section of the Caspian sea to improve ...

Azerbaijan attends international “İTB Berlin” tourism exhibition

09.03.2017 [12:38]
Azerbaijani delegation led by Minister of Culture and Tourism Abulfas Garayev participates in the international “İTB Berlin” tourism exhibition in Germany. According to the Ministry, along with 16 local tourism companies and 5 hotels, the event ...