The beautiful nature, picturesque landscapes of Azerbaijan, hospitality of its people draws the attention of the tourists from all over the world. In 2017 the number of foreign visitors coming to Azerbaijan increased by 20%. To be more specific, 2.7 million tourists visited this beautiful South Caucasian country.
Such a high growth didn’t happen for no reason. According to Mahir Gahramanov, the head of the sector in the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the government had taken some measures to attract more tourists. For example, the Shopping Festival, which took place for the first time last year. Also, construction of a new tourism infrastructure is increasing the number of tourism services as well. As a result, lots of brand new tourism companies were opened. The government has made the developing tourism a priority.
Simplification of visa regime also plays a major role in the development of tourism in Azerbaijan. Currently, citizens of a number of countries get visas right at the Azerbaijani airports, while other tourists can visit the country by getting online tourist visas.
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