In January-May almost every third tourist in Azerbaijan was from Russia
“In January-May 2018 Azerbaijan was visited by 1 million 55.6 thousand foreign citizens from 184 countries”, - reported the State Statistics Committee. "The number of foreign citizens visiting Azerbaijan increased by 10.1% in comparison with the same period of 2009. The share of tourists from Russian Federation was 29.3%, Georgia - 22%, Iran - 12.1%, Turkey - 11.3% %, the UAE - 4%", - it was noted in the department. "The greatest increase of tourist flow was from the Persian Gulf countries, for example, the number of Kuwaiti citizens who visited Azerbaijan increased 6 times, Bahrain 2.4 times, Qatar 1.9 times, Saudi Arabia 1.9 times, Iraq 1.5 times, Oman – by 32.4%, UAE by 6.8%", - underlined the State Statistics Committee. At the same time, the number of Iranian citizens who visited Azerbaijan in January-May of this year decreased by 11.3% against the same period of the last year, The flow of tourists to Azerbaijan from CIS countries in January-May 2018 increased by 7.4% in comparison with the same period of 2017 – up to 367.4 thousand people. 42,600 people (an increase of 12.6%) visited Azerbaijan from European countries. According to statistics, the number of Azerbaijani citizens who went abroad in January-May 2018 against the same period of 2017 increased by 3.3% - up to 1 million 645.6 thousand people.
Yury Mishchenko, graduated from Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, has more than 15 years experience in tourism and travel. Working both in tour operator company as destination manager, and in travel agency as sales manager, he is focused on analysis of Russian tour operators’ daily routine. Recently, Yury works in Baginet Marketing and Sales Agency.