Baku Declaration adopted at int’l conference of OSCE PA Silk Road Support Group
A panel session on the theme “Strengthening of confidence, promotion of cultural exchange and dialogue was held as part of the international conference of the Silk Road Support Group of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly in Baku on March 13.
18:55 13 March
First VP Mehriban Aliyeva attends opening ceremony of Cultural Center in Shagan
A newly-built Culture Center has been inaugurated in Shaghan, Khazar district.
15:12 05 March
Minister: Russia builds ships for cruise on Caspian Sea
Russia is building ships for cruise on the Caspian Sea, Minister of Culture and Tourism Abulfas Garayev told APA.
12:29 02 February
Minister: Reputation of Azerbaijan’s tourism lowered after cancellation of licences
"We should get used to working together. A few brokers appeared after cancellation of licences", Minister of Culture and Tourism Abulfas Garayev said.
12:20 31 January
First VP Mehriban Aliyeva inaugurates new building of music school named after Rostropovichs
First Vice-President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mehriban Aliyeva has attended the inauguration of a new building of secondary school No 21 named after Leopold and Mstislav Rostropovichs.
16:31 06 December
IV Baku Int’l Tourism Film Festival wraps up
A closing ceremony of IV Baku International Tourism Film Festival (BITFF) took place in Baku on Nov. 18.
11:47 18 November
Baku hosts event dedicated to twinning project on culture
Baku hosted an event dedicated to the twinning project on culture which was jointly launched by Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism and Italy’s Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Activities and Tourism in 2016.
13:03 15 November
Minister: More tourists now traveling to Azerbaijan by bus and car
The number of tourists traveling to Azerbaijan by bus and car has risen, Azerbaijani Minister of Culture and Tourism Abulfas Garayev said Thursday, APA reported.
19:46 19 October
Abulfas Garayev: Second Shopping Festival will stimulate tourist flow to Azerbaijan
A press conference was held on the Second Shopping Festival to be held from October 15 to November 15.
13:40 12 October
Minister of Culture and Tourism comments on reactions to behavior of tourists in Azerbaijan
“There are different reactions to flow of tourists. They say that they cannot behave normally. However, the people should see Azerbaijan. In order to see good behavior from them, our people should show them our culture”, said the Minister of Culture and Tourism Abulfas Garayev.
12:12 27 September
Azerbaijan has several problems in tourism – minister
“We have several problems in tourism. No one can say thet everything is perfect”, said Minister of Culture and Tourism Abulfas Garayev.
12:02 27 September
Minister:Nearly 2 million tourists visited Azerbaijan this year
According to him, over 46,000 people work in the tourism field: “I thank them. This day must be marked as a holiday in tourism enterprises. Azerbaijan is a stable, safe and hospitable country. Number of people leaving Azerbaijan makes up 4,000,000. This includes al visits. Azerbaijani citizen approximately spend $600 million in the foreign counties, but foreigner spend $700 million in Azerbaijan in a year”.
11:49 27 September
Baku holding extreme “Mübarizlər” contest for 1st time
The extreme “Mübarizlər” contest is being held in Baku for the first time.
16:45 23 September
Minister: There can’t be an influx of tourists to occupied Azerbaijani lands
There can not be an influx of tourists to the occupied Azerbaijani territories, Azerbaijan’s Culture and Tourism Minister Abulfas Garayev said on Tuesday.
13:11 20 June
Minister: Armenia tries to misappropriate cultural monuments in occupied Azerbaijani lands
Armenia is trying to misappropriate cultural monuments in the occupied Azerbaijani territories, Azerbaijan’s Minister of Culture and Tourism Abulfas Garayev said on Friday.
12:15 16 June
Azerbaijani minister: Unreasonable processes going on around Azykh Cave
Unreasonable processes are going on around the Azykh Cave located in Azerbaijan’s territories occupied by Armenia, Azerbaijan’s Minister of Culture and Tourism Abulfas Garayev said on Tuesday.
12:12 13 June
Number of tourists travelling to Azerbaijan increased 24.5%
APA reports that chairman of the Council, Minister of Culture and Tourism Abulfas Garayev said that steps should be taken to increase the number of tourists travelling to Azerbaijan, organize meaningful recreation for local tourists: “Therefore, National Tourism Promotion Bureau was instructed to promote the proposals submitted by tourism companies and develop special programmes for recreation of local citizens. Number of tourists travelling to Azerbaijan increases year-on-year. Number of tourists made up 956,000 in 2017 while it was 768,000 in 2016. This means that the number of tourists increased 188,000 people or 24.5%. They spent AZN 91,134,000 this year, AZN 40,629,000 in 2016”.
11:35 13 June
Azerbaijani gov’t members, representatives of public attend funeral for Energy Minister Natig Aliyev
A farewell ceremony was held for Azerbaijan’s Minister of Energy Natig Aliyev in the Cultural Center named after Shahriyar in Baku June 10.
13:22 10 June
Number of tourists in Azerbaijan increased 30% - minister
“Number of tourists has increased about 30%. This is a great number. Generally, in January-May 2017, 956,000 tourists travelled to Azerbaijan, while there were 768,000 tourists last year. This increase is related to facilitation of visa regime. We opened our doors to nearly 90 countries”.
12:58 08 June
Ablufas Garayev: Existing prices on tourism are normal in Azerbaijan
The minister noted that price policy in the country is acceptable: “I analyzed regions yesterday. There are regions that tourist accommodation makes up AZN 10-30 in there. Or there a recreation centres that price makes up AZN 100 for 5-6 families. I think the price policy in Azerbaijan is acceptable. I don’t think somebody can entertain by paying 5-3 manats. That’s impossible”.
12:26 08 June