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Azerbaijan sees 22 fold rise in UAE, 30 fold in Iraqi tourists

Compared to 2015, number of Jordanian tourists traveling to Azerbaijan increased 2 fold, Kuwaiti tourists – 3.2 fold, Qatari tourists – 5.5 fold, Saudi Arabian and Omani tourists – 10 fold, UAE tourists – 22 fold and Iraqi tourists – 30 fold, official of Ministry of Culture and Tourism Mahir Gahramanov said.

According to him, measures taken for creation of positive tourism image of Azerbaijan and recognition as a tourism place contributed to increase of tourists.

 

“Simplified visa regime with Gulf countries and China, Korea, Japan, Malaysia and Singapore positively impacted on tourist flow. Number of Muslim tourist from these countries sharply increased. Compared to the first quarter of 2016, number of Iranian tourists doubled in the same period of 2017”.

 

 

 

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