Some 500,000 Azerbaijani tourists to visit Turkey in 2011
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 2 / Trend, I. Isabalayeva /
Last year, Turkey was visited by 436,000 Azerbaijani tourists. It is expected that this year the number of Azerbaijani tourists visiting this country will hit 500,000 people, Chairman of Tourist Market Investors Association of Turkey (TYD), Turgut Gur told journalists.
"Turkish programs should be applied to promote Azerbaijan. First of all, all programs of the "Eurovision-2012", to be held in Azerbaijan, should be made public for this purpose. They will be publicized next month," Gur said.
In the future, Azerbaijan will get even more income from tourism, he said.
Azerbaijan needs to create other tourist services not related to the Caspian Sea to attract European tourists, the Turkish expert believes.
"Of course, the Caspian Sea is regarded as a cold sea. There are few people in Europe who can say "I am going to the Caspian Sea". So another work should be done here. Tourists visiting Azerbaijan will get acquainted with the culture and cuisine, and it is necessary to increase the number of advertisements related to Azerbaijan's tourism potential on world television channels," Gur said.