Land of Fire attracts more tourists this year

AzerNews | May 20, 2019

Azerbaijan is becoming a well-known tourist destination due to the its increasingly growing influence in the global tourism market.  As many as 848,400 tourists and stateless persons from 170 countries visited Azerbaijan in January-April 2019, which is 0.1 percent more compared to the same period in 2018, according to the State Border Service of Azerbaijan.Russia accounts for 27.3 percent of the foreigners who arrived in Azerbaijan during the reporting period, while Georgia accounts for 26.8 percent, Turkey - 11.1 percent, Iran - 8 percent, the UAE - 3.8 percent, Ukraine and India - 1.8 percent each, Pakistan - 1.4 percent, Iraq - 1.3 percent, citizens of other countries - 16.6 percent, and stateless persons - 0.1 percent.Men accounted for 69.5 percent of the visitors, while 30.5 percent were women.

Spotlight

The tourism industry, with travel and hospitality as two of its major components, is no longer the same as it was. Consumer behaviors toward tourism have significantly changed, influenced by the desire for safety and social contact and the accelerated shift to digital. Travel planning now happens with just a few clicks — from selecting a travel location and checking safety protocols to receiving information on flights and lodgings. For businesses, this means tougher asks from customers
and greater competition for wallet share, especially as digital evens out the playing field between small and large companies.

Spotlight

The tourism industry, with travel and hospitality as two of its major components, is no longer the same as it was. Consumer behaviors toward tourism have significantly changed, influenced by the desire for safety and social contact and the accelerated shift to digital. Travel planning now happens with just a few clicks — from selecting a travel location and checking safety protocols to receiving information on flights and lodgings. For businesses, this means tougher asks from customers
and greater competition for wallet share, especially as digital evens out the playing field between small and large companies.

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