If you’re like many of us, you may know next to nothing about the city of Baku, Azerbaijan. However, that is likely to change - not just because you are reading this article, but because Baku is poised to become a lot more of a player in the world cultural, business and tourism arenas. Baku is the capital of Azerbaijan and is the largest city on the Caspian Sea. It has long been an industrial and oil-producing centre and, since the fall of communism, has slowly been coming into it’s own as a modern and vibrant international city which has begun to capture the attention of the world.
The Eurovision Song Contest will be held there in May 2012, an event which will not only be a boost to tourist-oriented businesses and Baku hotel and nightlife scene reflect the city’s cosmopolitan vibe and it is likely that the city will continue to flourish and grow as a tourist. destination. It certainly makes for a unique travel destination.