‘Baku card’ to reduce Travel Budget
Azerbaijan National Tourism Promotion Bureau is on a new mission to attract international tourist arrival by issuing discount cards. The card exclusively named as ‘Baku Card’, would be the first-of-its-kind launched officially for the city.
The discount card can be collected online, through a special kiosk, that further enhances the possibility of discounts to restaurants, cafes, shops, museums and even on public transportation.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the ‘National Tourism Promotion Bureau’ and the ‘Baku Transport’ Agency for the smooth running of the services offered.
“The use of Baku card would benefit the tourists in terms of reducing their overall travel budget, at the same time it generates revenue to the country,” said Kanan Guluzade, spokesperson for the National Tourism Promotion Bureau.
Millions of tourists have visited Azerbaijan annually only because of the countries extravagant exhibits of popular archaeological and historical sites.
Meanwhile, a recent report from the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2017, released by experts of the World Economic Forum (WEF) states that Azerbaijan has improved their overall tourism performance through consistent efforts.
According to the Tourism Ministry, statistics shows that foreign arrival in January 2018 outpaces 185,000 in number, that is 17 per cent larger while correlating with 2017 arrivals.