Land of Fire attracts more tourists this year

AzerNews | May 20, 2019

Land of Fire attracts more tourists this year
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.

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The emergence of online travel agencies (OTAs) perfectly demonstrates the value of leveraging new technologies to disrupt existing industries. OTAs have an undeniable advantage over an individual hotel’s online presence as they can capitalize on consumers’ demand for low prices and options by aggregating their room inventory from different hotel groups and partners. Today OTAs are growing and generating higher revenues than ever before and this has had a direct impact on the hotel industry.

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