Today, Azerbaijan is a dynamically developing country with favorable business climate. It is a place, where many important international projects are implemented. Azerbaijan hosts many industrial exhibitions and conferences covering such economic sectors like oil and gas, agriculture and food processing, ICT, construction, and others.
With the development of the economy and increasing business contacts with abroad, the importance of business tourism in Azerbaijan cannot be undervalued. Conferences, meetings, exhibitions and fairs, corporate events and individual business travels account for a growing share of total inbound tourism into Azerbaijan.
Moreover, Azerbaijan became a famous location of major international events organized by local and foreign public and private institutions, as well as international organizations. As result, the number of convention facilities and related infrastructure increased rapidly. Modern infrastructure for business tourism such as conference halls and business-centers is in place.
As was mentioned Azerbaijan regularly hosts different international events.
Baku Expo Center and Haydar Aliyev Conference Hall are purpose-built centers in Baku designed and constructed for the purpose of hosting exhibitions, trade fairs, and consumer shows. Both are multipurpose venues that offer conference halls, meeting rooms, business center, and food courts and planned for hosting various business and corporate events.
It is also possible to organize any kind of meetings, incentives, conferences and events in hotels that suit any preferences. As Baku was a center for many international conferences and incentive in recent years, hotels have become very experienced in organizing such events and are very flexible with the demands of their guests.Send Inquiry
Azerbaijan is a country of rich cultural and historic heritage. Over thousands of years, it cradled high culture and was in the thick of major historical events. Many caravan routes including the Great Silk Way run through Azerbaijan. They linked ancient civilizations like Sumer, Assyria, Greece, Rome, Iran, Turkey, India, China and other. Most of those civilizations left their mark on the history and culture of Azerbaijan. Today, more than 6 thousand historical and cultural monuments are scattered over the country, 65 of which belong to the monuments of universal importance. The Walled City of Baku with the Shirvanshah’s Palace and Maiden Tower, as well as Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape is included in the World Heritage List by UNESCO.
Another city that is going to be included in the World Heritage List by UNESCO, Sheki, being one of the most ancient cities of Azerbaijan, is called the architectural reserve of the country. Sheki has preserved its ancient city-build structure and it is rich in beautiful architectural monuments. Sheki was the main center of silk production in the Caucasus, and in XVIII-XIX centuries, being the capital of Sheki Khanate, it developed and turned into the trade, cultural center of Azerbaijan. Its relief and location on the slope of the mountain influenced the structure of the streets and squares. The winding, streets, the narrow by-streets, and blind-alleys gave a complicated, but acceptable and also beautiful form to the building plan of Sheki. The decoration of ancient houses of Sheki with bright colors, the ornament of wooden windows and the beautiful fireplaces confirm the medieval traditions of the natural architecture. One of the interesting monuments of Sheki is also a water-supply system.
Azerbaijan is not only a historical place or an oil industry country. It is the country where different cultures meet. Mosques, churches, and synagogues stand in the same districts and people are proud of their values of tolerance. Eastern and Western cultures have impacts in almost everything including even people behavior and lifestyles.
The people of Azerbaijan are among the oldest nations in the world with the rich culture, art, and music. It is no coincidence that the richest museums in the world possess numerous pieces of Azerbaijani material and spiritual culture. Moreover, the traditional art of Azerbaijani carpet weaving, the art of Azerbaijani ashiqs, Novruz and Azerbaijani mugham are among the elements of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity, the list of which is held by UNESCO. There are 226 museums in the country itself, which offer their visitors a possibility to plunge into the world of history, culture, and art of the Azerbaijani people.
At present, the day-to-day life in Azerbaijan is also rich in many cultural events both of national and of international importance. Exhibitions, literary evenings, theater festivals, sports events, shopping festivals are of the regular occurrence.
Azerbaijani cuisine throughout the centuries has been influenced by different cultures. Moreover, because of the favorable climate conditions the great variety of vegetables and fruits are available during all the year which influences on the quality of the national cuisine.
The architecture of Azerbaijan combines elements of East and West. It is possible to see the medieval monuments as well as modern architectural masterpieces in contrast and harmony at the same time.
The world-famous architects along with local architects have made Baku as a center of the new style of modernism, using national motives, classics, and even industrialism. The new symbol of Azerbaijan is the Cultural Center of Heydar Aliyev, designed by the famous modern architect Zaha Hadid.Send Inquiry
People who do not simply wish for a ‘superficial’ stereotyped relationship with popular urban destinations, but who seek deeper acquaintance of culture, the actual lifestyle, pace and true character of a city. Baku combines all the elements needed to attract the demanding visitor. Each part of the city has its own special color and its entirely own urban character.
The old history of Baku city together with local traditions has created a richly-hued urban culture. Historic-cultural monuments, suburban landscapes, the events it hosts throughout the year, provides an enchanting, multi-colored ‘canvas’ that waits for each traveler to add his own colors.
Baku is the biggest city in the Caucasus, well-known for its oil industry and mud volcanos. Baku is perfect for weekend breaks to discover a vibrant city with extraordinary architecture facing the Caspian Sea.
As the geographical location of the city is very advantageous it is accessible with 2-3 hours flights from big cities like Moscow, Istanbul, Dubai, Astana, Tehran, Tbilisi and many others. Baku International Airport is just a 20-30 minute’s drive from city center both with private and public transport. Top attractions of the city are close located enough to be visited in 2 days.
Azerbaijan is a country rich in hot and mineral springs, thermal sulfur-hydrogen water sources and all types of mud volcanoes that are used for medical purposes. The mud is used for the treatment of radiculitis, skin, cardiovascular, gynecological, urological diseases, and gastrointestinal disturbances. It is also widely used in the cosmetology.
Being rich in natural resources Azerbaijan found its niche in the sphere of medical tourism. Along with conventional healthcare, alternative methods of ill-treatment and wellness promotion (e.g. thermal therapy, balneology etc) with the use of natural materials like crude oil, thermal waters, salt mines, salubrious mud became popular not only among the local population, but also foreign citizens visiting the country.
Another exceptional medical product of Azerbaijan is its well-known healing “Naftalan” oil which is considered a treatment for many diseases. Naftalan, the place of origin of this crude oil, is a famous balneotherapeutic health resort well-known for its oil baths.
Azerbaijan is also known for its salt mines used for asthma therapy. The most popular one is called “Duzdagh Cave” (salty mountain cave) located in Nakhchivan. There are over-and underground treatment premises located 300 meters below sea level. The Cave is rich in sodium chloride ions which are useful for the treatment of bronchial asthma, hay fever, bronchitis, rhinitis and other respiratory organs diseases.
The fresh mountain air, pure water, organic fruits of the Gabala and Galaalti regions have already known among many tourists. The luxurious Chenot Palace in Gabala is a destination "Health Wellness Hotel" that has been built exclusively to support the eminent Chenot preventive and wellness programmes. The astonishing nature, the pure air, and tranquillity make Gabala the perfect retreat in which our guests could conduct the detox and revitalization programmes in perfect harmony with the environment.Send Inquiry