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Number of tourists from Iran and Arab countries sharply declines

​Number of tourists from Iran and Arab countries sharply declines

In January-February 2019, the number of tourists from Iran travelling to Azerbaijan declined by 33%, Report informs citing spokesman of the State Tourism Agency Kenan Guluzade.

"It has to do with anti-Iranian sanctions. For instance, the number of Iranian tourists travelling to other countries dropped by 53% last year," he said.

Moreover, he added that the number of tourists travelled to Azerbaijan during first two months of 2019 rose by 3%.

Guluzade also said that number of tourists from Arab countries also fell by 7%: "Direct flights from those countries have decreased. Generally, the Middle East region is considered as a bit unstable market."

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