LESS TOURISTS VISITED ARMENIA THIS YEAR

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May 02, 2012 | 12:14

YEREVAN.- The number of tourists visiting Armenia in Jan.-March 2012
dropped by 9% as compared with the same period last year.

National Statistical Service reported that 104,400 tourists visited
Armenia in Jan.-March 2012.

Overall 120 thousand Armenian tourists left the country in the same
period this year, the number has increased by 1.9%.

The decline in number of tourists is most likely conditioned by cold
and long winter. The drastic devaluation of Iranian currency - rial -
resulted in decline in number of Iranian tourists who traditionally
visit Armenia during Novrus (Iranian New Year) festivities.