Azerbaijan holds its first National Tourism Summit

Azerbaijan has its first National Tourism Summit on October 18, 2018. The event is organized by the State Agency for Tourism and the Bureau of Tourism of Azerbaijan.

Representatives of government agencies, diplomatic corporations, personalities from tourism sector, local and foreign partner organizations and general public attended the summit. About 1,500 people participate in the event.

While speaking on the occasion, Fuad Nagiyev, Chairman of the State Agency, reiterated the importance of developing tourism in Azerbaijan as one of the priority areas of the country’s economy.

“Today is an important day for the State Agency for Tourism. As a state structure, we hold an event for the general public for the first time. As you know, the agency was established by the order of President Ilham Aliyev in April this year. In the past few years, tourism in the country has been quite successful, but much remains to be done. The purpose of this event is to familiarize you with our activities,” said Fuad Nagiyev.

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He also informed that the State Tourism Agency plans to open foreign representative offices, to propagate the tourism potential of Azerbaijan.

“The leadership of the country pays special attention to the tourism sector. It is under this trademark in the coming years, our country will position the full range of tourism products that will contribute to the formation of the state budget, the creation of additional jobs, and incomes for the general population,” said Nagiyev.

The State Agency has identified 18 priority markets to attract tourists to Azerbaijan in the coming years. These are the countries of the Persian Gulf, China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the countries of Western Europe and Israel.

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Fidan Guliyeva, director of brands and marketing bureau has unveiled the new logo for Azarbaijan.

“Azerbaijan is a country of new discoveries. This logo will help promote Azerbaijan all over the world,” said Guliyeva.

The tourism department has envisaged varied developmental programmes for the tourism sector in the country. Azerbaijan University of Tourism and Management will have training programmes for tourism enthusiasts. An exhibition center has opened in Yanardag. The expansion of infrastructure in the Shahdag ski resort, opening of information centers, development of accessible routes are the other activities for tourism development.