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Baku to host international tourism exhibition in April

Baku. Nijat Mustafayev – APA-Economics. AITF 2012 will bring together more than 200 exhibitors, all presenting their exclusive tourist offerings.

The exhibition currently showcases 60 tourist destinations, with 15 national stands and 28 countries.

Turkey is the event’s partner country for the third year running, and will showcase its tourist potential from an extensive stand.

AIFT (Azerbaijan International Travel and Tourism Fair) is pleased to announce that Bulgaria will be the guest country for the first time, from 12-14 April 2012, Baku, Azerbaijan.

According to Ivo Marinov, Deputy Minister for Economy, Energy and Tourism of Bulgaria, there is great potential for cooperation between Bulgaria and Azerbaijan in the tourism sector.

Georgia, Slovenia, the Czech Republic and Dubai will present national stands, and the Stavropol Region’s stand will combine offerings from the resort towns of Yessentuki, Zheleznogorsk, Kislovodsk, Mineralnye Vody and Pyatigorsk, all famous for their popular spa treatments. Several high-profile organisations are making their first appearance at the exhibition this year, such as the Lithuanian Spa Association, representation from Slovenia’s wellness and spa sector.

Mauritius, Malaysia, the Seychelles, Thailand and several others will exhibit this year to demonstrate the exotic locations available to the Azerbaijan outbound travel market. The World Tourism Organisation, a long-time supporter of the event, is also exhibiting at this year’s event, which emphasises the international interest shown in AITF.

Traditionally, the stand of Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan Republic will demonstrate the potential for tourism in Azerbaijan at the exhibition. New destinations for adventure holidays in Azerbaijan will be presented by travel agents, holiday spots and spas in the country. World famous hotel brands such as Fairmont, Hilton Baku, Kempinski and Park Inn will complete the exhibition’s domestic representation.

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