The Azerbaijan Hotel Association (AHA) held its 5th General Assembly on the 7th of December 2022.
At the end of each year, AHA organizes its General Assembly with its members to summarize the Association's annual activities and discuss the latest trends in the industry.
The opening speech of the event was made by the Chairman of the State Tourism Agency, Mr. Fuad Naghiyev, and the CEO of the Azerbaijan Tourism Board, Mr. Florian Sengstschmid.
The CEO of AHA, Gunay Saglam, informed the guests about the annual activities of the Association, the National Star Classification process, and the plans for 2023.
The valuable speeches of the partners added a special importance to the event. Ilaha Z. Amirbayova, the None-Technology Consulting leader in PwC Azerbaijan gave information about the latest trends and statistics in Tourism and the Economy in the world and in Azerbaijan.
Anar Zamanov, deputy director for the international business development of Travelline, spoke about the importance of direct booking in hotels. Moreover, Radka Telyčková, TrustYou's EMEA reseller, shared statistics on overall guest reviews in the country.
Sakina Asgarova, head of the gastronomy tourism management sector of the Azerbaijan Tourism Board, informed the guests about the prospects of gastronomy in Azerbaijan.
At the end of the event, award ceremonies for the best hospitality talent of the year and the best guest-performance hotel of the year were held.