Published on : Monday, April 18, 2016
The Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan concluded its historic roadshows and gala dinners in Qatar on 4th April 2016 and in Kuwait on 5th April 2016.The roadshows were aimed at strengthening relations between Azerbaijan and the GCC nations, developing co-operation in the field of travel and tourism and to disseminate information about tourism in order to diversify Azerbaijan’s dependence on oil and gas, as the development of tourism is currently a key priority for Azerbaijan.
The Gala Dinner guests included representatives from government offices, dignitaries, diplomats, VIP’s, media professionals, pioneers, experts and leaders of the travel industry.
His Excellency Mr. Abulfas Garayev, the Minister for Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan, said: “We are proud that known destinations like Baku, Gabala, Sheki and Shahdag are well explored by travelers but I’ll also like to recommend places like Lankaran and the village of Ballabur. It is a beautiful valley with waterfalls and small rivers running through and restaurants by the river banks. It is a steep valley and goes deep into the forest. You can find spots there where you can jettison, Wi-Fi and experience nature from so close. And the facilities there are state-of-the-art. There’s an international airport in Lankaran and driving from Baku to Lankaran would take you just 4 hours,”