The Pacific Asia Travel Association has welcomed the state tourism agency of the Azerbaijan as its newest government member. The agency is the executive authority carrying out and regulating the state policy in the field of tourism.
Following the launch of the Azerbaijan Tourism Board last year, the destination has begun to see its star rise in the global hospitality market. Here Breaking Travel News editor, Chris O’Toole, touches down in capital Baku to see how the country is battling overcome its Soviet heritage
Representing one of the fastest-emerging tourism destinations at World Travel Market in London, Florian Sengstschmid, chief executive of Azerbaijan Tourism Board, here tells Breaking Travel News what is on offer in the market. He tells editor Chris O’Toole about the surprising diversity of attractions there, as well as the wealth of heritage.
Wego has collaborated with Azerbaijan Tourism Board to invite travellers from the GCC to take another look at the country and experience its wide array of sights and activities. Azerbaijan is one of the top three destinations in Europe for MENA-based travellers.
Bob Suri has been appointed to lead Four Seasons Hotel Baku. The experienced hotelier has been in the hospitality industry for more than 28 years, 15 of which he has spent with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts.
Edmund Bartlett, minister of tourism for Jamaica, has met with some of the leading partners in the Global Tourism Resilience & Crisis Management Centre to discuss the projects the body will launch following the opening of its new physical facility on Mona campus of the University of the West Indies in October this year.
Having recently welcomed an F1 Grand Prix to capital Baku and with the UEFA Cup final just weeks away, Florian Sengstschmid, chief executive officer with the Azerbaijan Tourism Board, is keen to showcase how sports tourism can boost a destination. Speaking at Arabian Travel Market, he also tells Breaking Travel News about plans to grow visitor numbers from key GCC markets.
Florian Sengstschmid, chief executive, and Fidan Aliyeva, brand and marketing director, Azerbaijan Tourist Board, speak to Breaking Travel News during World Travel Market in London. As the destination reveals its new ‘Take another look’ brand campaign, we find out how the country hopes to develop its tourism sector in the coming years.
Nijat Aliyev, chief operation officer with Azerbaijan-based Gilan Hospitality, tells Breaking Travel News how the company is capitalising on the rapidly developing tourism sector in the country.