Financial Tribune – Azerbaijan’s border authorities have reported a 43.4% rise in number of Azeri tourists to Iran during the first eight months of 2018. According to IRNA, 29.7% of Azerbaijan’s total foreign trips have been made to Iran, whereas the number of Iranian travelers to the neighboring country comprises only 9.4% of its incoming tourists, marking a 25.4% decrease compared to the same period last year.
As per the report, Iran was the second destination for Azerbaijani outbound travelers. Georgia ranked first with 30.9% of total overseas trips by Azeri citizens. Russia with 19.6% and Turkey with 13.4% ranked third and fourth respectively.