Baku, Azerbaijan, March 12
By Ilhama Isabalayeva - Trend:
A joint tourist product will be created combining Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan , Kyrgyzstan and Turkey who are members of the Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (COMCEC), the official website of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan reported on March 12.
The "Cities of common cultural heritage" project, submitted by the Culture and Tourism Ministry of Azerbaijan, was chosen the winner among more than 30 projects submitted on COMCEC's initative, according to the report.
The competition was announced on September 2, 2013.
The project will be implemented through a grant presented by the Development Bank of Turkey, and with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
The project, which will cover April-September 2014, includes studying potential of cultural tourism, determination of regions possessing similar patterns of heritage in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkey and creation of a joint tourist product that combines these countries as a result of these studies.
The purpose of the project is to achieve competitive and sustainable tourism development in the COMCEC region, and raise awareness in key tourist markets about the cultural tourism resources of these countries.
Translated by S.I.
Edited by C.N.