Dagestan-Azerbaijan cross-border tourism development issues discussed in Tourism Ministry RD

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Makhachkala, May 16, 2016. Dagestan-Azerbaijan cross-border tourism development issues have been discussed today in the Ministry for Tourism and Folk Crafts of Dagestan.

Following the results of the Days of Dagestan in Azerbaijan, held May 12-13, the minister Magomed Isayev instructed the staff of the ministry to develop a "road map" to remove the administrative barriers for the tourists’ inflow to the Russian-Azerbaijani border. The executive also instructed to study the possibility and to justify the economic feasibility for the organization of air flights from Makhachkala to Baku as well as the launch an express train along the route Derbent - Baku.

"Our main task is to work to attract travelers from abroad - to create a green corridor for tourists between the two countries. We are paying close attention to the issues of cross-border tourism nowadays, because this week you need to create a working group of experts from the Ministry of Tourism of Dagestan and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan to carry out outreach visits to the border area of the two republics. The working group should study the tourism infrastructure, prices to further develop the tourist routes. It may be the routes for the development of gastronomic tourism, health, agriculture, etc."- Magomed Isayev said.

In the near future, the employees of the Ministry of Tourism and Folk Crafts of Dagestan will go to the border areas of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

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