In general, the number of citizens visiting Azerbaijan during 2018 increased by six percent, or by 153,000 people.
The flow of tourists from Russia, Georgia and the countries of the Middle East accounted for one third of the total number of those who visited Azerbaijan in 2018. The share of Georgia, as well as the countries of the Middle East and Asia, from where the greatest number of tourists arrive in Azerbaijan, increased by one, two and two percent, respectively. Russia and Turkey lost approximately one percent of their market share, while Iran lost five percent.
In terms of growth in the number of tourists, the countries of the Middle East and Asia are in the lead with a 35 percent and a 55 percent growth, respectively.
Among the countries of the Middle East, the greatest growth is observed in the number of tourists from Saudi Arabia (tourist flow increased by 120 percent or 41,000 people), Israel (161 percent growth or 40,000 people) and Kuwait (81 percent growth or 30,000 people), while among Asian countries, the greatest growth is observed in the number of tourists from Pakistan (135 percent growth or by 73,000 people) and India (175 percent growth or by 39,000 people).
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