Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 27
By Taleh Mursagulov - Trend:
A very promising cruise route can be created in the Caspian Sea, which had never existed in the history of tourism, the head of the Federal Agency for Tourism of Russia Oleg Safonov said at the round table on Development of cooperation in the field of tourism, held during the 9th Azerbaijan-Russia Interregional Forum in Baku Sept. 27.
Presently, cruise tourism is developing at a very fast pace in the world, according to Safonov.
"World leaders in cruise tourism are interested in the appearance of new routes. I think that our joint task will be to attract the world's leading cruise tourism leaders," Safonov said.
According to him, Azerbaijan, Russia, Kazakhstan and Iran are very positive about the idea.
Safonov noted that the 9th Azerbaijan-Russia Interregional forum contributes to active discussion and solution for these most important tasks.
According to the signed Memorandum, sea tours of "Peter the Great" will start in Baku by the end of 2019. The Memorandum provides for joint activities to study and develop optimal routes for cruise passenger ships, such as the ports of the Black Sea - inland waterways of the Russian Federation - Astrakhan - ports of the Caspian Sea; Moscow - Baku; Astrakhan - Makhachkala - Baku; Baku - Enzeli - Nowshahr - Turkmenbashi - Aktau - Astrakhan and others.