By Naila Huseynli
As many as 839,300 tourists visited Azerbaijan for recreation and entertainment purposes, 834,400 overseas for business, 49,100 for treatment, 14,700 for religious purposes, and 674,900 came to visit their relatives and friends.
Number of foreigners traveling to Azerbaijan in 2017 increased in comparison with 2016 (2. 24 million people), and there was an increase in the number of tourists coming to the country for the purpose mentioned last year. However, it is clear from the previous years that the sequence of the purpose of the tourists‘ visits to Azerbaijan has not changed. Over the past years, tourists visited Azerbaijan in order to get more rest and entertainment.