In September of the current year, in total, 280 thousand people crossed Azerbaijani borders in September of 2019, and it is 48 thousand or 20.8% more than corresponding period of 2018, State Tourism Agency of Azerbaijan told APA-Economics.
The highest increase has been recorded in the number of tourists from Iran and Middle East countries. Thus, increase on Iran has been recorded by 2 times or 33 thousand, on Middle East countries 88%. 6,7 thousand or more than 13% of tourists come from Georgia, while 5,3 thousand or more than 8% from Russia.
Number of tourists coming from Turkmenistan among Middle East travelers has reached record level and it means 231.8% in comparison with the previous year.
A sharp increase is observed in the number of tourists coming from India (83.7% or 3 thousand) among Central Asian countries, while Saudi Arabia (96.1% or 3,8 thousand) among Middle East countries.