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Azerbaijan Becomes New RCI Exchange Destination through Affiliation with Crown Hotel Baku

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29 May 2014

Azerbaijan Becomes New RCI Exchange Destination through Affiliation with Crown Hotel Baku

RCI has announced the affiliation of The Crown Hotel Baku in Azerbaijan.

The country of Azerbaijan is a relatively new destination for timeshare. The rapid growth in the strength of the consumer sector, driven by wealth generated from its natural energy industry, gives this ex-Soviet country great potential as a timeshare market. The World Bank Indicators reveal the country enjoys year-on-year increases in international tourism arrivals and visitor spending.

Baku is the largest city on the Caspian Sea. From its cosmopolitan high-end boutiques and music scene, to the city’s distinct culture and historic sites, it’s an  emerging hot spot popular with holidaymakers looking for a new holiday destination.

The Crown Hotel benefits from a prime location in the heart of Baku giving it instant tourist appeal. Its 93 rooms have mountain or sea views, and the RCI Gold Crown resort accommodations include a range of hotel rooms, studios and one-bedroom apartments.

The resort is close to shopping and sightseeing attractions, while onsite facilities include an indoor pool, fitness centre, massage treatments, sauna, bar and lounge, and live entertainment. Guests can dine at one of three on-resort restaurants serving international, fusion, and Azeri cuisine.

Developer Mushfig Vakilov said: “Timeshare has proven to be a popular holiday product in our region, in countries such as Russia. We are confident it will prove popular with the increasingly aspirational Azerbaijan nationals. And as our country is set to grow its international tourism sector, that brings additional marketing and sales opportunities..”

Azerbaijan has been receiving positive buzz surrounding its tourism industry. Spain’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo, declared his country’s support of the development of the tourism and hotel sectors of Azerbaijan at a business forum held in Baku in April. He said: “Our country has a wealth of experience in the sphere of tourism and our Spanish delegation to Baku includes representatives of the hotel business. We intend to support Azerbaijan in its efforts to develop this sphere.”

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