TOURISM INDEX IN ARMENIA INCREASED BY 15.6%

ARMENPRESS
August 2, 2011
YEREVAN

YEREVAN, AUGUST 2, ARMENPRESS: 266 thousand 155 tourists have arrived
in Armenia in the first half of the running year. Head of Tourism
Department of Armenian Economy Ministry Mekhak Apresyan told Armenpress
that tourism index has increased by 15.6% against the same period of
the last year.

Armenia receives many tourists especially from Russia and Georgia. For
the first time Armenia has received tourists from Latin America and
Scandinavia. Mr. Apresyan noted that showing of a film about Armenia
in Scandinavian countries gives its result.

According to him, tourists' growth is a result of right policy.

Considerable work has been implemented in the direction of advertising
of Armenia. Diaspora too plays a large role in attracting tourists
to Armenia.

Considerable works are being carried out over quality improvement of
infrastructures and services as well. The active policy will go on
in near future as well.

Numerous events are organized in Armenia directed toward tourism
development, particularly, visit of foreign journalists to Armenia,
wine festival, etc.