Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 22
By Ilhama Isabalayeva – Trend:
Majority of the Azerbaijani tourists have once again chosen Georgia for spending the New Year holidays, Nahid Bagirov, chairman of Azerbaijan Tourism Association (AZTA), told Trend Dec. 22.
"It would be wrong to link the desire of Azerbaijani tourists who prefer to travel to Georgia only to low prices for services in the country," he said. "Such a choice of Azerbaijani tourists is also explained by the close geographic location of Georgia."
"The flight takes only 50 minutes and one can drive to Georgia in no more than five hours," he said.
“Azerbaijani tourists travel to Georgia not because of high prices in Azerbaijan,” he noted. “There is shortage of rooms in Azerbaijani hotels; almost all rooms in hotels in Guba, Gusar and Gabala districts have been booked for the New Year holidays. Azerbaijani citizens and foreign tourists show a great interest in these districts.”
Bagirov added that during the New Year holidays, Azerbaijani tourists also prefer to travel to Turkey, the UAE and countries of Europe.