Azerbaijan records triple growth in tourist arrivals

The number of foreigners, who visited Azerbaijan, has increased more than three times over the past 20 years, Chairman of the Board of the Association of Travel Agencies of Azerbaijan Goydeniz Gahramanov said on Thursday.

He made the remarks while speaking at a forum of tourism industry entities in Baku themed “Results of the year on the themes and objectives of the tourism industry on the eve of COP29”, News.Az reports.

“At the same time, the number of overnight stays in hotels and hostel-type establishments has increased almost eight times. The number of workers in the tourism sector increased by 6.5 times, and total employment increased by 4.1 times,” Gahramanov explained.

He noted that during this period the share of tourism in Azerbaijan's GDP increased from 0.7 percent to 3.3 percent.



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