Category: Azerbaijan travel news

Azerbaijan, the nation and former Soviet republic, is bounded by the Caspian Sea and Caucasus Mountains, which span Asia and Europe. Its capital, Baku, is famed for its medieval walled Inner City. Within the Inner City lies the Palace of the Shirvanshahs, a royal retreat dating to the 15th century, and the centuries-old stone Maiden Tower, which dominates the city skyline.

Azerbaijan sees also a positive part in COVID-19
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Azerbaijan sees also a positive part in COVID-19

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 17, 2020

Since the initial outbreak of COVID-19 in December 2019, the coronavirus has gone on to infect 2 million people globally ... Read More

UNWTO Secretary General close friend Mussalim Afandiyev quit
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UNWTO Secretary General close friend Mussalim Afandiyev quit

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 16, 2020

According to eTN sources, Mussalim Afandiyev surprisingly quit his high paying job at UNWTO after a falling out with Secretary-General ... Read More

Azerbaijan reports jump in tourist arrivals from Middle East and North Africa
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Azerbaijan reports jump in tourist arrivals from Middle East and North Africa

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 14, 2020

Bookings to Azerbaijan from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region have increased by 155% in the last four ... Read More

Italy and USA: Two more inscriptions to the UNESCO World Heritage List
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Italy and USA: Two more inscriptions to the UNESCO World Heritage List

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 7, 2019

Two more sites were inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, ending this year’s inscriptions on the List. Le Colline del ... Read More

UNESCO’s World Heritage List grows in Canada, Czechia, Germany, Republic of Korea, Myanmar and Poland
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UNESCO’s World Heritage List grows in Canada, Czechia, Germany, Republic of Korea, Myanmar and Poland

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 7, 2019

The World Heritage Committee inscribed seven cultural sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List on Saturday. The sites added located in ... Read More

Seven more cultural sites added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List
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Seven more cultural sites added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 7, 2019

During its meeting in Baku on Saturday, the World Heritage Committee inscribed seven cultural sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. ... Read More

UNESCO World Heritage Committee adds new sites in Azerbaijan, Portugal, the Russian Federation, Spain, and the UK
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UNESCO World Heritage Committee adds new sites in Azerbaijan, Portugal, the Russian Federation, Spain, and the UK

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 7, 2019

During its meeting in Baku this morning, the World Heritage Committee inscribed six cultural sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List ... Read More

Azerbaijan potential as a major success in the aviation industry
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Azerbaijan potential as a major success in the aviation industry

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 22, 2019

Heydar Aliyev International Airport in Baku was used by 1.57 million passengers from January through May and is Azerbaijan's largest ... Read More

UNWTO: Tourism is a global force for growth and development
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UNWTO: Tourism is a global force for growth and development

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 18, 2019

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has met in Baku, Azerbaijan, for the 110th Session of its Executive Council (16-18 June). ... Read More

United States moves closer to re-joining UNWTO with high-level  delegation at Executive Council in Baku
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United States moves closer to re-joining UNWTO with high-level delegation at Executive Council in Baku

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 17, 2019

United States moves closer to re-joining UNWTO with high-level delegation at Executive Council in Baku Baku, Azerbaijan, 17 June 2019 ... Read More

The United States of America intends to join UNWTO
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The United States of America intends to join UNWTO

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 17, 2019

U.S. Tourism and UNWTO is making history in Baku, Azerbaijan. The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is currently holding its Executive ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister Bartlett Meets With Top Tourism Resilience Partners in Azerbaijan
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Jamaica Tourism Minister Bartlett Meets With Top Tourism Resilience Partners in Azerbaijan

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 17, 2019

Minister of Tourism for Jamaica, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett yesterday (June 16) met with some of the leading partners in ... Read More

Bartlett to Attend 110th United Nations World Tourism Organization Executive Council Meeting
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Bartlett to Attend 110th United Nations World Tourism Organization Executive Council Meeting

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett is set to participate in the 110th United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Executive ... Read More

Russian tourists flock to Azerbaijan
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Russian tourists flock to Azerbaijan

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 11, 2019

Transcaucasian Republic of Azerbaijan is welcoming a growing number of visitors from neighboring Russia and tourist arrival numbers forecasted to ... Read More

Baku hosts 18th Azerbaijan International Travel and Tourism Fair
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Baku hosts 18th Azerbaijan International Travel and Tourism Fair

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 13, 2019

18th Azerbaijan International Travel & Tourism Fair (AITF) 2019, will be held in Baku from April 4 to April 6, ... Read More

Tourist flow between Azerbaijan and Bulgaria significantly increased
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Tourist flow between Azerbaijan and Bulgaria significantly increased

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 4, 2019

Azerbaijan and Bulgaria are eager to expand cooperation in all fields including tourism, Nikolay Yankov, Bulgarian Ambassador to Azerbaijan told ... Read More

Secret U.S. arms shipments to terror groups ? Azerbaijan based Silk Way Airlines refutes
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Secret U.S. arms shipments to terror groups ? Azerbaijan based Silk Way Airlines refutes

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 24, 2018

Silk Way Airlines of Azerbaijan made 350 secret flights to transport hundreds of tons of weapons from Bulgaria to ISIS ... Read More

Two people killed in café explosion in Baku tourist district
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Two people killed in café explosion in Baku tourist district

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 21, 2018

Two people were killed and two were injured on Monday in a blast in a cafe in a suburb of ... Read More

United Cities and Local Governments partner with IIPT in Global Peace Parks Project
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United Cities and Local Governments partner with IIPT in Global Peace Parks Project

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 28, 2018

IIPT Founder and President Louis D’Amore had a fortuitous meeting with Mr. Jean Pierre Elong Mbassi during the recent 4th ... Read More

UNWTO Secretary General meets President of Azerbaijan
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UNWTO Secretary General meets President of Azerbaijan

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 4, 2018

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Zurab Pololikashvili met H.E. Mr. Ilham Aliyev, President of Republic of Azerbaijan ... Read More

Abu Dhabi to Baku: A first in Aviation
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Abu Dhabi to Baku: A first in Aviation

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 3, 2018

Etihad Airways has launched the first ever scheduled flights linking Abu Dhabi and Baku. The inaugural flight, EY297, departed Abu ... Read More

UNWTO Secretary-General Elect Zurab Pololikashvili has a message for Azerbaijan
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UNWTO Secretary-General Elect Zurab Pololikashvili has a message for Azerbaijan

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 9, 2017

Azerbaijan was a big supporter getting Zurab Pololikashvil elected as the next UNWTO Secretary-General. Therefore it's not surprising he is giving one ... Read More

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Abu Dhabi – Baku now on Etihad Airways

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 11, 2017

Etihad Airways has announced plans to launch scheduled flights between Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, and ... Read More

Absheron Hotel Group Appoints Scott Mawhinney As Cluster Manager
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Absheron Hotel Group Appoints Scott Mawhinney As Cluster Manager

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 22, 2017

Absheron Hotel Group has named Scott Mawhinney as its new Cluster General Manager. Based in Baku, Azerbaijan, Mawhinney will oversee ... Read More

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UNWTO 4th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue concluded in Baku, Azerbaijani

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 7, 2017

Tourism ministers from around the globe this week went to Baku, Azerbaijan to attend the 4th World Forum on Intercultural ... Read More