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Eurosport to promote to tourism potential of Azerbaijan

January 27, 2012

Eurosport to promote to tourism potential of Azerbaijan
Baku, Fineko/ Azerbaijan is expanding the number of European channel partners to promote to the tourism potential.

The Ministry of Culture & Tourism reports that culture minister Abulfas Garayev met with representatives of European TV channel Eurosport.

“The main themes of the meeting were advocacy campaign on the channel in the first half of 2012, placing of an advertising videoclip there. The campaign for the second half of 2012 implies an increase in awareness about Azerbaijan in Europe, bringing information about the tourism potential of the country to the masses,” the Ministry says.

Relevant commercials are shown at world’s leading TV channels CNN, Euronews, Travel Channel, BBC, CNBC, and National Geographic to promote the existing tourism potential of Azerbaijan.

Investments in Azerbaijan’s economy

January 27, 2012

Tourism forms 1.2% of GDP and 1.6% of investments in Azerbaijan’s economy
Baku, Fineko/ The share of tourism’s contribution to GDP in Azerbaijan in 2011 has increased seriously.

The State Statistics Committee reports that last year the share of tourism (AZN 599.2 million) in forming country’s GDP (AZN 50.069 billion) increased up to 1.2% from 0.99% in 2010 (AZN 422.7 million and AZN 42.465 billion respectively).
The share of tourism in overall investments in country’s economy (AZN 12.776 billion) was more significant – 1.6% or AZN 209.8 million manats.

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