Visitors to Azerbaijan have spiked recently thanks to the Azerbaijan Tourism Board’s recent efforts in persuading more Gulf Cooperation Council tourists to experience the country.
Last year, the Azerbaijan Tourism Board (ATB) received 2,921 million visitors from approximately 192 countries. This was an increase of 11.1% in the number of tourists during the period of January-November when compared to the same period in 2018.
Azerbaijan offers the perfect blend of culture from both East and West, and this has been endorsed with numerous accolades including the National Geographic Traveler Awards in 2019.
In terms of travel trends among the Gulf Cooperation Council residents, the data reveals that 74% of the search volume was made for short-duration stays up to 3 days. Solos and couples dominated bookings to Baku with 63%, followed by families with 37%.
Mamoun Hmedan, Managing Director, MENA and India, Wego, said: “We’re delighted with the results of the campaign. We have recorded an increase of 55% in the search volumes to Azerbaijan. It is been great to join hands with another leading tourism board and achieve sterling results. We look forward to fostering the relationship with ATB and for many more successful campaigns.”
With halal-friendly restaurants, delicious cuisine and warm hospitality, the number of tourists visiting this Caucasian country are expected to reach three million by the end of 2019.
Steadily gaining popularity in the global hospitality market, Baku, the capital city of Azerbaijan has a mesmeric skyline decked with super modern constructions that coexist with the ancient UNESCO World Heritage Sites and buildings.
Over recent years, Azerbaijan’s 300 mud volcanoes have become highly popular among millennial travellers from the MENA region. This is because the mud is believed to help in curing in ailments such as skin problems, cardiovascular, gynaecological, urological and gastrointestinal diseases.
Azerbaijan and in particular Baku will be playing host to some important sports events in 2020. These include a Formula 1 Grand Prix and the 2020 UEFA European Football Championship.
If you would like more information on Azerbaijan and idea for things to do and places to see, visit the official tourism website here.
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