FIRST ONLINE AHK IMPULS WAS DEDICATED TO THE IMPACT OF THE PANDEMIC ON TOURISM -

FIRST ONLINE AHK IMPULS WAS DEDICATED TO THE IMPACT OF THE PANDEMIC ON TOURISM

 On 8 July 2020, The German-Azerbaijani Chamber of Commerce (AHK Azerbaijan) organised
its first AHK Impuls event for its member companies. The main topic of the event was the
medium and long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on tourism industry in Azerbaijan.
After the opening remarks by the Chairman of the AHK Board of Directors, Mr Farid Isayev, the
honorary guest speaker of the event, CEO of the Azerbaijan Tourism Board, Mr Florian
Sengstschmid
delivered a key-note speech on “Tourism Industry of Azerbaijan during the
Pandemic”.
In the meeting, Mr Sengstschmid informed the participants about the current situation in the
tourism industry in light of the coronavirus pandemic, briefly discussed four-stage recovery plan
for the tourism sector of the country and support mechanisms provided to the industry
representatives. Moreover, he elaborated on the new initiatives by the Tourism Board the
“SAHMAN” (“Sanitation and Hygiene Methods and Norms”) programme and the “Adventure is
near” (“Macəra Yaxındadır”) domestic tourism campaign.
Emphasising the importance of reassessing and enhancing the standards across the tourism
sector, Mr Sengstschmid mentioned that the “SAHMAN” programme calls upon all stakeholders
in Azerbaijan to adopt better practices in their businesses in the interest of safeguarding public
health and supporting the recovery of the industry. He mentioned that, the purpose of the
“Adventure is near” campaign is to promote domestic tourism at the state level and to bring
together all tourism offers for the citizens of the country by encouraging the local population to
take advantage of the country's tourism opportunities.
Following this, Mr Walter Gag, General Manager at Hyatt Regency Baku and Mr René
Koinzack
, General Manager Sales at Deutsche Lufthansa AG provided their valuable insights
into the economic consequences of COVID-19 in the hospitality and transport sectors,
respectively, and on the development challenges and post-pandemic recovery period
The webinar was concluded by the Q&A session on the enquiries of member companies. AHK
Azerbaijan will continue to deliver against the odds and support its members with necessary
information through similar sessions and online events.

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About AHK Azerbaijan:
The German-Azerbaijani Chamber of Commerce (AHK Azerbaijan) is the official representative
of the German economy in Azerbaijan providing information services and support to the
companies in their market and business research since 2012. The AHK Azerbaijan emerged from
the German-Azerbaijan Business Association (DAWF) founded in 1999. With over 140 member
companies, the AHK Azerbaijan is the most powerful European economic association in
Azerbaijan. Companies can particularly benefit from the well-developed network of AHK in the
economy and politics of Azerbaijan. While actively representing the interests of its member
companies, the AHK Azerbaijan also offers a wide range of reliable business and legal services.

 
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