Azerbaijan to prepare proposals on tourism development with CIS countries

  02 September 2013    Read: 215
Azerbaijan to prepare proposals on tourism development with CIS countries
Azerbaijan will prepare proposals on tourism development jointly with CIS countries, Azerbaijan Tourism Association (ATA) chairman`s advisor Muzaffar Agakerimov told Trend on Saturday.

According to him, Azerbaijan should develop tourism with CIS countries. Proposals on this issue will be presented by ATA to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism after their development.

Agakerimov noted that Azerbaijan is close to the CIS countries both in terms of distance and in terms of absence of a language barrier. "We should try to attract more tourists from the CIS countries to Azerbaijan. Most of these tourists go to Turkey, Dubai. If we direct a part of these tourists to Azerbaijan, it will significantly assist in development of tourism and economy in the country," chairman`s advisor said.

Agakerimov noted that railway tourism should be established in Azerbaijan as well.

According to him, it is possible to establish separate tourist coaches. "For example, a three-day tourist trains to Tbilisi may operate. A lot of tourists go from Azerbaijan to Batumi from where they travel to Turkey. It is possible to open route on this way," Agakerimov said.

According to him, work on this project will be carried out in cooperation with Georgia.

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