Azerbaijan designing reserve development strategy

The Azerbaijani State Tourism Agency is designing development models and strategies for each reserve under this agency, Head of the Department of Tourism Policy and Strategy of the State Tourism Agency Elgun Javadov told Trend.

“The issues raised in these models and strategies relate to increasing the attractiveness and accessibility of reserves from the point of view of tourism, providing new packages for travel companies and others,” he added.

Javadov stressed that taking into account the world experience and in accordance with the UNESCO requirements and recommendations, the strategies are also being developed to protect the reserves.

“Technical requirements are taken into account, so these documents will be considered technical,” he added. “The conservation work may be organized upon these documents.”

Presently, there are seven reserves under the State Tourism Agency, namely, the Yanardag State Historical, Cultural and Nature Reserve; the Ateshgah State Historical and Architectural Reserve; the Basgal State Historical and Cultural Reserve; the Khinalyg State Historical, Architectural and Ethnographic Nature Reserve; Lahij State Historical and Cultural Reserve; Yukhary Bash State Historical and Architectural Reserve (including the Karavansaray hotel complex city in Sheki city); and the Kish Historical and Architectural Reserve.