Jan 24, 2019, 4:47 AM
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72 percent more Azeri tourists visit Iran

Baku, Jan 24, IRNA – Azerbaijan Republic State Statistics Committee reported on Wednesday that the number of Azeri citizens visiting Iran increased by 72 percent in 2018.

In 2018, some 4.9 million Azeri tourists travelled to foreign countries of whom 33.6 percent visited Iran, it said.

The experts maintain the reason behind the rise in arrivals was depreciation of Iran’s rial against dollar and rise in purchasing power of Azeri currency Manat last year.

Over the past years, Iran has always been at the center of Azerbaijani tourists’ attention, as they travel to the country for treatment purposes and pilgrimage to religious sites in the country.

This is while visits to Azerbaijan by Iranians declined by 33.7 percent.

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