Baku, Azerbaijan, April 26
In 1Q2018, 586,000 overnight stays were recorded in hotels of Azerbaijan, which is 24 percent more than similar indicator for the same period last year, the State Statistics Committee said April 26.
Hotels in Baku accounted for 58 percent of overnight stays, Gabala - 9.7 percent, Qusar – 8.6 percent, Naftalan – 4.8 percent, Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic – 3.8 percent, Quba – 3.7 percent, Ganja – one percent, Lankaran and Masalli – 0.8 percent, Tovuz and Gazakh - 0.5 percent each and hotels in other cities and districts - 7.8 percent.
Mostly citizens of the UAE (18.3 percent) and Russia (14 percent) stayed overnight in the hotels of Azerbaijan, followed by citizens of Iran (9.4 percent), Turkey (4.9 percent), the United States (4.4 percent), Qatar (3.7 percent), Great Britain (3.3 percent), Kuwait (3.1 percent), Ukraine (1.6 percent), Germany (1.5 percent), Italy (0.8 percent), Georgia (0.7 percent) and citizens of other countries (34.3 percent).
In 1Q2018, revenues of hotels amounted to 73.1 million manats, 64.6 percent of which came from the provision of rooms, 23.5 percent from services for the sale of food, including beverages, 4.9 percent – from medical and health services, and 7.1 percent – from other services.
The average ratio of utilization of the room stock of hotels in the country made up 20 percent.