Photo Credit: IMEX Group

Reconnecting with international stakeholders in Europe

From 31 May to 2 June, Azerbaijan Tourism Board (ATB) and Azerbaijan Convention Bureau (AzCB) are participating at IMEX Frankfurt 2022 to reconnect with their international stakeholders in Europe. With 8 local partners, the country’s potential to host business events of different scales will be presented again after 3 years since the last IMEX.

With its strategic location and modern infrastructure, Azerbaijan offers a wide range of services for the business events industry. While the astonishing architectural masterpiece of the Heydar Aliyev Centre, the purpose-built Baku Convention Centre – the largest convention venue in the Caucasus region, and the spacious multipurpose events complex of the Baku Expo Centre are just a few of the world-class venues, the number of new hotels also keeps increasing in the capital city. The Courtyard by Marriott Baku and Intercontinental Baku opened in 2021 and IBIS Baku-3-star hotels in 2022, and there are more to come with the planned opening of Ritz-Carlton, Hotel Indigo as well as Wyndham Garden this year.

Equipped with all the necessary amenities, Azerbaijan is also preparing to host the 74th International Astronautical Congress, the 99th International Session of the European Youth Parliament, the Regional Congress of the European Association for Cranio Maxillo Facial Surgery in 2023, and the University Scholars Leadership Symposium in 2024.

Florian Sengstschmid

Chief Executive Officer of Azerbaijan Tourism Board

“Returning to IMEX after such a long time is a great step towards full recovery. Azerbaijan, open to air travel from 101 countries now, is ready to host large-scale business events as well as accommodate incentive travellers in this new period with high-level services and exciting experiences,” said Florian Sengstschmid, Chief Executive Officer of Azerbaijan Tourism Board.

“Azerbaijan is also a perfect destination to combine business and leisure with its UNESCO Heritage Sites, delicious local cuisine, amazing nature, wonderful hospitality and experiences developed preserving all these aspects of the country,” added Mr. Sengstschmid.

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Photo Credit: Azerbaijan Tourism Board

In 2021, Azerbaijan welcomed more than 790,000 travellers. As for the period of January-April 2022, the number of arrivals exceeded 330,000.

Currently, citizens and permanent residents of 101 countries can travel to Azerbaijan by air. With direct flights by Lufthansa, passengers can fly to Azerbaijan provided that those aged over 18 submit a COVID passport (an official document issued by the relevant country on complete vaccination or recovery from COVID-19).

Find out more about Azerbaijan at https://www.tourismboard.az/.