Archive for the ‘Armenia’ Category
The Caucasus has been attracting an increasing number of travelers recently, and Armenia is one of the major region draws. Local tourist traffic is expected to boom as the regionâ€™s heritage and cultural and natural riches are so overwhelming.
Despite the fact that the tourism numbers in Armenia used to be a lot higher, figures of both outbound and inbound tourism rose in 2010. Rector of the Armenian Institute of Tourism Robert Minasyan questioned the Government’s statistics that suggested hundreds of thousands of foreign tourists visit Armenia every year. Speaking at a news conference [...]
By Mark Leftly | Nov 16, 2009:Â On a hillside in the outskirts of Yerevan, capital of Armenia, there is a black-and-white picture of a 24-year-old man. A head-and-shoulders shot, he is dressed in military uniform, has thick eyebrows, a wide nose and slightly cauliflower ears. So detailed is the photograph that even the curvature of [...]
A group of nine prominent European journalists undertaking a 5-day trip to Armenia recently, as part of a UNWTO-supported familiarization trip, gave the country a big thumbs up.
In unprecedented steps to boost tourist arrivals, Armenia has introduced a new shorter-stay visa for guests. Until recently, most visitors to the country could only obtain a 120-day visa at a cost of around US$40. The new legislation means that 21-day visas can also be obtained at the airport in Yerevan upon arrival at a [...]
YEREVAN – Authorities in southern Armenia have opened a 5,000-year-old prehistoric monument dubbed “the Armenian Stonehenge,” but known locally as Carahunge, as a tourist site.
Yerevan, Armenia, 2006 – The Competitive Armenian Private Sector Project (CAPS), a USAID-Armenia funded initiative is organizing the first Trans-Caucasus Tourism Business to Business Forum in Tbilisi on November 18th at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel. The event is being organized in close association with the Madrid-based UN World Tourism Organization, the Armenian Tourism Development Agency, [...]