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Azerbaijan : AZERBAIJAN starts development of ADVENTURE TOURISM.

The development of adventure tourism corresponding to the world standards has been started by the Azerbaijan.

Mahir Gahramanov, head of the Domestic Tourism Department of the Ministry of Culture & Tourism of Azerbaijan stated that the country s only summer & winter resort Shahdag creates favorable conditions for the promotion of extreme mountaineering.

As per Mahir Gahramanov,"Services in Shakhdag are currently limited as it is important to take appropriate security measures to provide adventure tourism. The presence of these complexes will create conditions for the development of mountain adventure tourism in the country at the highest level and in accordance with modern standards. Only after achieving all these goals, we can talk about bringing the adventure tourism in the country up to the due level".

He signalizes that another ski resort would besoon put into operation in Gabala and also in this process it is significant participation of both the public and private sectors. For ensuring the safety of tourists it is required to train special qualified instructors, buy the appropriate technical means, and ensure their proper use.

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Publication:Mena Report
Geographic Code:9AZER
Date:Nov 6, 2013
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