Azerbaijan keen to grow presence in GCC markets

Azerbaijan looks to grow GCC tourists

The Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan recently concluded its roadshows in Qatar and Kuwait.

The roadshows were aimed at strengthening relations between Azerbaijan and the GCC nations, developing co-operation in tourism and dissemination of information about tourism. The objective of conducting the roadshow is to focus on development of tourism which is currently a key priority for Azerbaijan.

HE Abulfas Garayev, minister for Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan, said: “The government of Azerbaijan has lifted advance visa requirement for citizens of five GCC countries, as well as Japan, Malaysia, China, South Korea and Singapore. Now visas are given upon arrival for the GCC nationals.”

He further added: “We are on schedule to visit several countries of the Gulf. We believe that more engagement with GCC people will enable us further strengthen our relations.”

Rashid Al Noori, chairman of the Representative Office of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan in the GCC presented Azerbaijan’s travel and tourism portfolio and highlighted the importance of these roadshows.

“Azerbaijan boasts of medical, cognitive, hunting, exotic, beach and gastronomic adventures. It houses renowned hotels, recreation, entertainment and sports centers. It has all the necessary elements for a tourist country,” added Rashid.

HE Abulfas GarayevRashid Al NooriMinistry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan