Web Desk February 16, 2021

In 2020, the number of operating hotels and hotel-type facilities increased by 13 units or 2% and reached 645, the State Statistics Committee told Turan. One third of the hotels (213) are located in Baku, where 10 new hotel establishments were commissioned in a year. According to the SCS, the new hotels have 330 rooms with a one-time capacity of 707 people. The total room stock of hotels and hotel-type facilities at the beginning of 2021 reaches 24.1 thousand, which can simultaneously accommodate over 50 thousand guests. After Baku, in terms of the number of available hotels, the Khachmas region follows – 54, with a total of 2.4 thousand rooms. The third place, strangely enough, is occupied not by Gabala (18 hotels) or Guba (26), but Masalli region – 31 hotels. In the year of the coronavirus pandemic, revenues of Azerbaijani hotels from the sale of rooms and other services amounted to 116.8 million manats, which is 333 million manats less than in 2019. At the same time, their expenses exceeded the income for the year by 55 million manats. It should be reminded that in the previous year, the country’s hotels gained balance profit in the


Source: Turan News Agency

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