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Azerbaijan, the nation and former Soviet republic, is bounded by the Caspian Sea and Caucasus Mountains, which span Asia and Europe. Its capital, Baku, is famed for its medieval walled Inner City. Within the Inner City lies the Palace of the Shirvanshahs, a royal retreat dating to the 15th century, and the centuries-old stone Maiden Tower, which dominates the city skyline.

Azerbaijan sees also a positive part in COVID-19

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 17, 2020 09:11

Since the initial outbreak of COVID-19 in December 2019, the coronavirus has gone on to infect 2 million people globally and spread across the world resulting in the death of ... Read More

UNWTO Secretary General close friend Mussalim Afandiyev quit

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 16, 2020 17:55

According to eTN sources, Mussalim Afandiyev surprisingly quit his high paying job at UNWTO after a falling out with Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili. It was expected for him to re-settle to ... Read More

Azerbaijan reports jump in tourist arrivals from Middle East and North Africa

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 14, 2020 23:55

Bookings to Azerbaijan from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region have increased by 155% in the last four months. This growth follows the recent efforts by Azerbaijan Tourism ... Read More

Italy and USA: Two more inscriptions to the UNESCO World Heritage List

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 7, 2019 23:12

Two more sites were inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, ending this year’s inscriptions on the List. Le Colline del Prosecco di Conegliano e Valdobbiadene (Italy) — Located in north-eastern Italy, ... Read More

UNESCO’s World Heritage List grows in Canada, Czechia, Germany, Republic of Korea, Myanmar and Poland

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 7, 2019 23:03

The World Heritage Committee inscribed seven cultural sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List on Saturday. The sites added located in Canada, Czechia, Germany, Republic of Korea, Myanmar and Poland. Inscriptions ... Read More

Seven more cultural sites added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 7, 2019 23:00

During its meeting in Baku on Saturday, the World Heritage Committee inscribed seven cultural sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The sites added this afternoon are located in Canada, Czechia, ... Read More

UNESCO World Heritage Committee adds new sites in Azerbaijan, Portugal, the Russian Federation, Spain, and the UK

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 7, 2019 22:17

During its meeting in Baku this morning, the World Heritage Committee inscribed six cultural sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List plus two cultural sites The newly inscribed sites are located ... Read More

Azerbaijan potential as a major success in the aviation industry

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 22, 2019 07:11

Heydar Aliyev International Airport in Baku was used by 1.57 million passengers from January through May and is Azerbaijan's largest airport. The overall number of passengers served by all airports ... Read More

UNWTO: Tourism is a global force for growth and development

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 18, 2019 17:15

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has met in Baku, Azerbaijan, for the 110th Session of its Executive Council (16-18 June). At the meeting, Member States endorsed the Organization’s progress and ... Read More

United States moves closer to re-joining UNWTO with high-level delegation at Executive Council in Baku

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 17, 2019 15:20

United States moves closer to re-joining UNWTO with high-level delegation at Executive Council in Baku Baku, Azerbaijan, 17 June 2019 – The United States of America has highlighted its support ... Read More

The United States of America intends to join UNWTO

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 17, 2019 07:42

U.S. Tourism and UNWTO is making history in Baku, Azerbaijan. The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is currently holding its Executive Council Meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan. Today the US Department of ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister Bartlett Meets With Top Tourism Resilience Partners in Azerbaijan

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 17, 2019 07:17

Minister of Tourism for Jamaica, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett yesterday (June 16) met with some of the leading partners in the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre (GTRCM) to ... Read More

Bartlett to Attend 110th United Nations World Tourism Organization Executive Council Meeting

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019 19:05

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett is set to participate in the 110th United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Executive Council Meeting, during the period June 16 – 18, 2019 ... Read More

Russian tourists flock to Azerbaijan

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 11, 2019 22:45

Transcaucasian Republic of Azerbaijan is welcoming a growing number of visitors from neighboring Russia and tourist arrival numbers forecasted to keep on growing. Russians are becoming more and more interested ... Read More

Baku hosts 18th Azerbaijan International Travel and Tourism Fair

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 13, 2019 16:19

18th Azerbaijan International Travel & Tourism Fair (AITF) 2019, will be held in Baku from April 4 to April 6, 2019. WHOLE WORLD. ONE EXHIBITION Azerbaijan International Travel & Tourism ... Read More

Tourist flow between Azerbaijan and Bulgaria significantly increased

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 4, 2019 04:08

Azerbaijan and Bulgaria are eager to expand cooperation in all fields including tourism, Nikolay Yankov, Bulgarian Ambassador to Azerbaijan told Trend Publication in a recent interview. The ambassador said that ... Read More

Secret U.S. arms shipments to terror groups ? Azerbaijan based Silk Way Airlines refutes

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 24, 2018 12:52

Silk Way Airlines of Azerbaijan made 350 secret flights to transport hundreds of tons of weapons from Bulgaria to ISIS terrorists in Syria and other Middle Eastern countries between 2014 ... Read More

Two people killed in café explosion in Baku tourist district

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 21, 2018 20:25

Two people were killed and two were injured on Monday in a blast in a cafe in a suburb of Baku, Azerbaijan’s Health Ministry said. The explosion hit a small ... Read More

United Cities and Local Governments partner with IIPT in Global Peace Parks Project

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 28, 2018 16:10

IIPT Founder and President Louis D’Amore had a fortuitous meeting with Mr. Jean Pierre Elong Mbassi during the recent 4th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue in Baku, Azerbaijan. Mr. Elong ... Read More

UNWTO Secretary General meets President of Azerbaijan

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 4, 2018 16:30

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Zurab Pololikashvili met H.E. Mr. Ilham Aliyev, President of Republic of Azerbaijan to discuss the development of the tourism sector in the ... Read More

Abu Dhabi to Baku: A first in Aviation

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 3, 2018 08:10

Etihad Airways has launched the first ever scheduled flights linking Abu Dhabi and Baku. The inaugural flight, EY297, departed Abu Dhabi yesterday carrying a special delegation including diplomats, dignitaries, media ... Read More

UNWTO Secretary-General Elect Zurab Pololikashvili has a message for Azerbaijan

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 9, 2017 09:03

Azerbaijan was a big supporter getting Zurab Pololikashvil elected as the next UNWTO Secretary-General. Therefore it's not surprising he is giving one of his first interviews to a Azerbaijan media. He told ... Read More

Abu Dhabi – Baku now on Etihad Airways

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 11, 2017 09:35

Etihad Airways has announced plans to launch scheduled flights between Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, and Baku, the capital city of the Republic of Azerbaijan, effective ... Read More

Absheron Hotel Group Appoints Scott Mawhinney As Cluster Manager

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 22, 2017 07:30

Absheron Hotel Group has named Scott Mawhinney as its new Cluster General Manager. Based in Baku, Azerbaijan, Mawhinney will oversee operations at the city’s newest and most exclusive resort; the ... Read More

UNWTO 4th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue concluded in Baku, Azerbaijani

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 7, 2017 13:48

Tourism ministers from around the globe this week went to Baku, Azerbaijan to attend the 4th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue. This meeting was not only important to listen to ... Read More

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