Embassy of India, Baku celebrated National Tourism Day as part of 73rd Republic Day of India and 75 years of India’s Independence - Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav at JW Marriott Absheron Baku on 25 January 2022. The event was held in a hybrid model and was attended by over 60 prominent personalities from the field of tourism and hospitality industry, medical professionals, and representatives of the media. Ambassador of India Mr. B. Vanlalvawna in his welcome address spoke about the importance of National Tourism Day and said that the tourism sector plays an important role in India’s economic development. The vast diversity of tourist attractions covering land and water bodies, rich national heritage and history, geographic and cultural diversities make India one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the world, and these attributes have attracted tourists from all over the world and given them the experience to remember. The other speakers at the event include Mr. Rajiv Mehra, President of the Indian Association of Tour Operators who highlighted the strength of the Indian tourism industry which is policy-driven, and its various attractions including culture and heritage, luxury, and niche tourism, etc. Dr. Vignesh Devraj from Sitaram Ayurveda Center, Kerala spoke about wellness tourism in India and explained the significance of Ayurveda in delivering a holistic treatment. Mr. Jithu Jose, Vice President- International Patients Division, Apollo Hospitals Chennai gave a presentation on Medical tourism and highlighted the strengths of the Indian health care sector and its comparative advantages as a medical tourism destination. This mission screened tourist destination promotional videos of 28 states of India. The photos can be seen on the following links.