Published on : Thursday, April 6, 2017
Director of the Tourism Department at the Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism Aidin Esmiyev made the remarks in a press conference held on the sidelines of the 16th International Exhibition on Tourism opened in Baku on Wednesday.
There has been increase in the number of the Iranian tourists visiting Azerbaijan. The further deepening of the two neighboring states’ ties in all fields, including tourism, as well as measures taken by Baku to facilitate issuance of visas have been cited as reasons by the official behind the increase in Iranian tourist arrivals to the country.
The three-day event is attended by companies from 22 countries including Iran.
Azerbaijan attracted over 2.2 million tourists from different countries in 2016, registering an increase by 12 percent compared to the figure for 2015.