AITF has become a landmark event in the country and a barometer of its tourism progress, attracting an increasingly international audience. It strengthens the commitment of the Government to further expand tourism as an important economic development tool, and promote its contribution, here and now, to achieving the sustainable development future we want. UNWTO continues to support AITF and is ready to work with Azerbaijan’s public and private tourism sector in order to lead its sustainable development at this pivotal time for charting a course for the future of travel and tourism.

Zurab Pololikashvili
Secretary-General, World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

The Baku forum provides excellent opportunities to showcase all Bulgaria’s riches to potential customers and partners and I am convinced that new contacts will also lead to new joint initiatives

Nikolina Angelkova
Minister of Tourism Republic of Bulgaria

An international tourism exhibition, such as AITF, continues to be an important tool for establishing and strengthening business relations. I am confident that this exhibition will help us all to acquire new knowledge, explore and learn best practices in sustainable tourism development, will give a strong impulse to further developing an attractive tourism image for Azerbaijan, and increase the number of professional tourism businesses

Nahid Bagirov
Chairman of the Azerbaijan Tourism Association

The Stavropol Region is a regular participant at AITF, thus increasing the number of its participating sanatoriums and resorts which work for the development of inbound tourism. The AITF exhibition has long been a brand in Azerbaijan; your Government’s support is apparent. Participation at this exhibition is a key to success, and the Stavropol intends to continue its cooperation with the Organisers

Suzanna Damir
Head of the Department for Interregional International Cooperation, Ministry of Economic Development of the Stavropol Territory

Of course, this exhibition is the best way to showcase our services, and we are happy to be part of this ambitious and well organised event. We believe that this is the most important and best way to promote your company’s image. AITF tourism exhibition is an efficient way to communicate and reach new customers in modern tourism industry

Hamid Jahedi
Director at Ulduz Tourism

We entered Azerbaijani market in 2010 when we participated at the AITF exhibition, of which we are now a permanent member. We meet with partners and get new acquaintances at this exhibition

Alenka Vidmar
Sales Director at Renee Tours

As is tradition, AITF is held in Baku every spring to guide us in the world of tourism. We firmly believe that thanks to this Exhibition ZADAGAN products will become widely known and will stand alongside a number of other Azerbaijani brands that reflect the rich culture of our country

Puste Babayeva
Founder of ZADAGAN

AITF is an ideal platform that brings together industry leaders under its roof; the exhibition allows us to share experiences and discuss potential cooperation in order to promote Azerbaijan as a fascinating tourism destination in the Caucasus, while meeting new companies and discovering new opportunities

Burcu Betoner
Group Director of Sales & Marketing at Absheron Hotel Group

We believe that regular international travel exhibitions will contribute to the development of the tourism industry, which is a promising sector in Azerbaijan

Pasha Kesemensky
Assistant to AZAL President

Undoubtedly, the exhibition makes positive contribution to this common cause. We live in a globalizing world, in an era that still identifies itself as postmodernist; this is having a direct impact on the concept of the AITF Exhibition which has become rich in digital technologies and interactive means. We take the opportunities offered by the exhibition to help our organizations establish business relations with their Azerbaijani counterparts. Positive emotions at such exhibitions, coupled with interaction between participants and visitors are extremely important contributions to the development of tourism

Dr. Irfan Chiftchi
Culture and Tourism Counsellor for the Embassy of Turkey in Azerbaijan

Hotel and resort complex "Karpaty" is a permanent participant of this exhibition in Baku, and it is not fortuitous! Among foreign tourists, Azerbaijani citizens occupy the first place in Truskavets. I think a big role in this was played by this exhibition, during which many people learned about our resort town and sanatorium, and we established contacts with the travel agencies of Azerbaijan. We are going to continue our participation at the AITF exhibition, since it is very important that tourists from Azerbaijan come to Truskavets and visit our sanatorium

Ruslan Prystai
Deputy General Director at LLC Hotel and Resort Complex Karpaty, Truskavets

This is our second participation at AITF. Last year we met with President Ilham Aliyev and talked about the need for tariff flights to Izmir from Baku. It would be a kind of bridge connecting our cities, which served the common goal of further development of tourism

Mehmet Ensarioglu
Strategy and Coordination Director at Izmir Valiligi (Administration)

At this exhibition we are for the first time, but we already have plans for participation in subsequent events

Ozdemir Turgut
City Mayor, Haymana