Azerbaijan tourist numbers top three million, claims Culture Minister

Shirvanshah Palace and Maiden Tower, Baku Old Town

Azerbaijan tourist numbers:  More than three million tourists and business people would have visited Azerbaijan last year, according to the country’s Minister of Culture Abulfaz Garayev, a seven-fold increase since 2001. With visitor numbers for 2013 standing at 2.5 million, Garayev is confident that the three million barrier will be broken when the statistics for last year are published. Part of the growth in numbers had been down to Azerbaijan’s emergence as a host for large-scale international events, he said. News.Az