Flow of tourists to Azerbaijan has grown by 20.1%

14.11.2017,12:21


November 14, Fineko/abc.az. 2,604,276 foreign nationals visited Azerbaijan for the first 10 months of 2017.

The Ministry of Culture & Tourism of Azerbaijan informs that of them, 727 577 people are from Russia, 439 305 ones from Georgia, 320 904 ones from Iran, 249 210 ones from Turkey, 81 742 ones from UAE, 54 242 ones from Iraq, 49 809 ones from Ukraine, 31 821 ones from Saudi Arabia, and remaining 321 994 ones from other countries.

"Mostly foreigners visited the country in June - 313 515 people. The majority of visitors, in particular 31.9% accounted for citizens of Russia, 19.2% for citizens of Georgia, 14% for Iran and 10.9% for Turkey," the MCTA said.

Compared to Jan-Oct 2016, the quantity of visitors from Iran increased by 115 782 people, from the UAE by 42 811 people, and from Russia 96 040 ones. For Jan-Oct 2016 the country was visited by 1 894 707 foreign nationals. Growth for the year is 381 807 people or 20.1%.

 

Keywords: tourist tourism