Azerbaijan participates in WTM to promote tourism

Published on : Saturday, November 9, 2013

wtmAzerbaijan,  a small country and an erstwhile member of the USSR,  participated in the international World Travel Market 2013 exhibition. The exhibition was held in London from November 4-7.

Supported by the Culture and Tourism Ministry, Azerbaijan was represented by Azerbaijan Airlines Company (AZAL), Fairmont Baku, Four Seasons Hotel Baku, Jumeirah Bilgah Beach Hotel, Youth Foundation under the President of Azerbaijan, and several others.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Azerbaijan’s Minister of Culture and Tourism Abulfaz Garayev wished success for the 12 tourism companies participating in the exhibition, as well as Turkey’s representatives whose stands were placed nearby.

Garaev also took part in the summit of the World Tourism Organization (WTO) member countries, where problems in the fields of tourism, aviation, and also visa and their possible solutions were discussed.

Speaking at the event, the Minister spoke about the work done in the country’s tourism industry on implementing the State Programme on development of tourism in 2010-2014, approved by the Decree of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev. In the end, Garayev proposed to simplify the visa application process for tourists.

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