Baku, Azerbaijan – Azerbaijan Tourism Board (ATB) is pleased to announce its participation in the upcoming Riyadh Travel Fair 2023, which is scheduled to take place from 22nd to 24th May, 2023. ATB will be showcasing Azerbaijan’s diverse and unique travel experiences at a dedicated national stand at Riyadh Travel Fair, including hiking through lush natural landscapes, wellness experiences at top-rated resorts, and delicious traditional cuisine. Visitors to the stand will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from ATB and 13 industry partners, including Azerbaijan Airlines, to learn more about the destination and explore potential collaboration opportunities.
“We are eagerly looking forward to reconnecting with our trade partners, travel professionals and media representatives at Riyadh Travel Fair 2023 to introduce them to Azerbaijan’s unique offerings. It is exciting to note that tourists from Saudi Arabia ranked first among GCC tourists who visited Azerbaijan last year, and we are confident that the available modern amenities will further attract more Saudi travellers to our country.” said Florian Sengstschmid, CEO of Azerbaijan Tourism Board. “Our past experiences at Riyadh Travel Fair have been successful and fruitful, and we’re optimistic about the same outcome this year.”
In recent years, Azerbaijan has emerged as a highly sought-after travel destination for Middle Eastern travellers, in part due to its convenient direct flights, easy visa procedures upon arrival, and reputation as a dynamic cultural and business hub. In 2022, 185,288 tourists from the GCC region travelled to Azerbaijan, with Saudi Arabia contributing the most (96,231), followed by the United Arab Emirates (41,085), Kuwait (22,610), Oman (18,527), Bahrain (3,424), and Qatar (3,411).
Visitors to the ATB stand can expect to learn about the country’s diverse attractions, including the UNESCO World Heritage sites of the Old City of Baku, the Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape, and the Sheki Historic Centre. Additionally, they can discover Azerbaijan’s stunning landscapes, such as the Caucasus Mountains, the Caspian Sea coast, and the Goygol Lake.
At the moment, citizens of more than 100 countries can travel to Azerbaijan, including GCC countries. With availability of the direct flight between Baku and Riyadh by Flynas, along with the convenient hassle-free visa upon arrival, exploring Azerbaijan has never been more accessible.