While a new wave of luxurious ships coming on stream will add on to the cruise offerings on the Caspian Sea, Azerbaijan and Russia, given their favorable geographic location with access to the inland sea, do not want to miss this opportunity as well, Azer News reports.
The new project envisaging the development of nautical tourism in the framework of the signing of the Convention on the legal status of the Caspian Sea between the Caspian littoral states, requires very serious elaboration, the Deputy Chairman of the Lower House of Russian Parliament, the Head of the United Russia faction Sergei Neverov said.
He was commenting on the prospects for the development of nautical tourism between Azerbaijan and Russia. This kind of tourism is combines sailing and boating with vacation and holiday activities, such as cruise trips.
Neverov noted that the travel destination between Russia and Azerbaijan is actively developing, and this is confirmed by statistical data on the flow of tourists between the two countries.
Until the end of this year, the number of Russian tourists visiting Azerbaijan may approach one million, while the number of Azerbaijani tourists visiting Russia has almost reached 800,000, he noted.
“In my opinion, this is a serious increase, as well as an indicator of the active interaction between Russia and Azerbaijan in this priority area. On the other hand, the growing interest of our countries to each other is a natural fact. We speak the same language, we are connected by common history, and accordingly our countries must actively cooperate. The Russian people are happy to travel to wonderful Azerbaijan, both to its ski resorts and summer recreation areas. Therefore, our task at the present moment is to develop the nautical tourism industry so that citizens of our countries can recreate more efficiently on the Caspian Sea,” Neverov added.