WTO to define AzerbaijanвЂ™s new membership fee
The World Tourist Organization (WTO) will define a new amount of the AzerbaijanвЂ™s membership fee to the organization, the head of the press service of the AzerbaijanвЂ™s Ministry of Youth, Sports and Tourism Ragif Aliyev told Trend.
According to him, the issue will be solved within the WTO 16-th session to be held from 29 November to 2 December in the Senegal capital city Dakar, in the work of which the AzerbaijanвЂ™s Minister of Youth, Sports and Tourism Abulfaz Garayev takes part. As Aliyev says, the amount of the AzerbaijanвЂ™s membership fee in 2005 was $18,000. As the MinistryвЂ™s official spokesman noted, the size of the fee is determined by the statistics of the tourists coming to the country and the amount of money entering the sate budget from this sum. In 2004 the number of tourists who visited Azerbaijan was 1.350.000 people, in 2005 this figure will be at least 1,5 million people and respectively, the size of the fee is to correspond to this statistics, he noted.