From 2-4 April, AITF 2015, the 14th Azerbaijan international travel and tourism exhibition took place at Baku Expo Center. AITF has earned its status as a leading international exhibition, reflecting the overall image of the modern tourism market in the region and presenting the local flavours of different areas of the world. For 14 years, the exhibition has been the regional leader as a major international meeting place for the entire industry. Since its inception, AITF has been supported by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The exhibition is also supported by the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), the Azerbaijan Tourism Association (AzTA), and the International Tourism Trade Fairs Association (ITTFA), Azerbaijan Export and Investment Promotion Foundation (AZPROMO), and the National Confederation of the Entrepreneurs (Employers) Organisations of the Azerbaijan Republic (AEK). The organisers of the exhibition are Iteca Caspian and ITE Group.
On 3 April, the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, and his spouse Mehriban Aliyeva visited AITF 2015. International exhibitors demonstrated the potential of their countries, their determination to establish business links with Azerbaijan in the area of tourism, to inform, and exchange experience. After seeing the exhibition, President Ilham Aliyev and Mehriban Aliyeva were presented with tickets to the opening ceremony for Baku 2015 European Games and he wished success for the exhibition.
Abulfas Garaev, Minister of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan, mentioned in his speech at the official opening ceremony the Government