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.
Etihad Airways has launched the first ever scheduled flights linking Abu Dhabi and Baku. The inaugural flight, EY297, departed Abu Dhabi carrying a special delegation including diplomats, dignitaries, media representatives, and senior members of Etihad Airways’ management team.
Etihad Airways has announced plans to launch scheduled flights between Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, and Baku, the capital city of the Republic of Azerbaijan, effective March 2018. The new route is being introduced to capitalise on the strong and growing demand for flights between the United Arab Emirates and Azerbaijan.
Boeing and Azerbaijan Airlines today announced the delivery of the airline’s first 787 Dreamliner. With this delivery, Azerbaijan Airlines becomes the first airline in the Commonwealth of Independent States to operate the 787. The airplane will play a key role in the Baku-based airline’s strategic plan to expand its long-haul fleet.
With the official opening planned for September 2011, Kempinski Hotel Badamdar Baku is part of a complex boasting extensive conference and banqueting facilities, a massive entertainment and retail centre, serviced apartments, offices and a unique Spa and wellness centre.
For those cynics who refuse to take the Eurovision Song Contest seriously, there’s no denying the dramatic effect it can have on the winning nation. Like the song or not, interest in Azerbaijan spiked by over 4,000% on TripAdvisor* following their win on Saturday night.