The rich historical, cultural, and natural heritage of Azerbaijan attracts visitors from all over the world. Untouched nature, mineral springs, the world's only oil field treatment – Naftalan, a unique ancient architecture, unique culture, cuisine, and more contribute to the formation in Azerbaijan of all types of tourism: business, sport, medical, cognitive, hunting, exotic, beach, and even gastronomic.
Azerbaijan is a territory of 9 out of 11 of the world's climatic zones. The climate of the country enables to organize summer and winter holidays. Very common are ecological tours to Azerbaijan, which include visits to nature reservations, trekking, and climbing routes. Mid-day sandy beaches offer opportunities for diving, and swimming season starts in Azerbaijan in May.
The tourism sector in Azerbaijan is developing day by day, becoming one of the most important sectors of the economy.
The flow of international tourists is increasing every year (currently at 2,484,048), so in the capital and other tourist areas there is a growing number of hotels with the highest level of service. Today their number is more than 500. Among the most popular hotels in the capital are the chain of brand hotels such as Four Seasons Hotel Baku, Hyatt Regency, JW Marriott Absheron Baku Hotel, Jumeirah Bilgah Beach Hotel, Grand Hotel Europe, Hilton Baku, and Kempinski Hotel Badamdar, etc.
Hotels, recreation, entertainment, and sports centers operate also in the regions of Azerbaijan - a chain of hotels and amusement parks - Qafqaz Gabaland in Gabala, the epic winter and summer tourist complex “Shahdag” in the Gusar region, and more than 15 Olympic sports complexes having necessary infrastructure for receiving tourists all over the country, etc.
All this indicates that tourism in Azerbaijan is one of the priorities of the state policy and holds great promise for economic development. In its efforts to readily have their website instantly identifiable with travel, Azerbaijan chose the .travel domain for its online tourism presence.
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