Deputy Minister: Annual tourist flow to Azerbaijan may increase in 2.5 times by 2015
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept.30 / Trend, A.Akhundov /
The Azerbaijani Culture and Tourism Ministry aims at bringing the number of tourist flow to the country to five million people per year, Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism Vagif Aliyev told Trend on Friday.
"At present, about two million tourists arrive in Azerbaijan per year," Aliyev said.
He said it will be possible to achieve this goal until 2015. Now all the conditions are available for it.
"Today, infrastructure is expanding, historical monuments are restored, various measures are taken to achieve these figures," Aliyev said.
He said in 2011 the tourist flow increased by 14-15 percent compared to 2010.
"In 2011, this growth can reach 20 percent," Aliyev said.