Azerbaijan allows filming Indian movie scenes to attract more Indian tourists

With an aim to attract Indian tourists to the country, the Azerbaijan Tourism Association (AzTA) is working hard and negotiating with various Indian companies informed AzTA Chairman Nahid Bagirov.

“The Association took the initiative of filming Indian movie scenes in Baku, which ended relatively recently. When this film comes out, it will be a big advertisement for Azerbaijan. India is a big country and advertising through the cinema will become a more effective method of demonstrating Azerbaijan’s possibilities. Such films will also affect the flow of tourists from India,” said Bagirov.

Azerbaijan is interesting for filmmakers as elements of cities such as Paris, London, Dubai, etc. can be found in the Azerbaijani capital, informed the Head of AzTA.

“We are also working on attracting video bloggers to Azerbaijan, in particular from Arab countries that have a wide audience in social networks,” said Nahid Bagirov.

Bagirov also said that tourists mainly visit Gabala among the most popular regions of Azerbaijan.

“The infrastructure is very developed in Gabala, and a lot of hotels, modern ski resorts are located there. And this area is popular among Arab tourists. Today, Indian tourists also visit there. It’s nice that an Indian restaurant has already been opened in Gabala. This is evidence of something,” said the Head of AzTA, while noting that other regions of the country, such as Ganja, Mingachevir, Lankaran, need to be developed, which will increase the number of nights tourists spend in hotels of Azerbaijan.

Bagirov also emphasised that Azerbaijan is a very safe country, and political and economic stability play an important role in attracting tourists to the country.