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Azerbaijan's tourism potential featured at “ITB Berlin” [PHOTO]

09 March 2017 [16:51] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews

By Laman Ismayilova

Azerbaijani delegation led by Minister of Culture and Tourism Abulfas Garayev participates in the international “?TB Berlin” tourism exhibition in Germany.

The Ministry reported that along with 16 local tourism companies and 5 hotels, the event brings together organizing committee of the Formula 1 Grand Prix to be held in Baku on June 23-25 and "Old City" State Historical-Architectural Reserve-Museum Center.

Garayev and Azerbaijani Ambassador to Germany Ramin Hasanov attend the opening ceremony of the event.

Azerbaijan’s 94-square-meter stand showcases the country`s tourism potential. Books, booklets and CDs in the Azerbaijani, German and English languages were distributed among the participants.

The exhibition will last until March 12.

ITB Berlin is the B2B-Platform for trade visitors – an excellent opportunity to meet business partners and to do business. For all other visitors ITB Berlin is a wonderful possibility to discover the whole world within a few hours.

Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism and local tourism companies attended international “?TB Berlin” tourism exhibition, since 2004.

In 2016, the number of tourists visiting the Land of Fire amounted to 2,242 million people and this is 11.7 percent more than in 2015. The majority of tourists came from Russia, Georgia, Turkey and Iran making up 33 percent, 22.5 percent, 13.9 percent and 10.9 percent, accordingly.


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