, Armenia
Sept 3 2011

Armenia mostly visited by Russian tourists

September 03, 2011 | 09:01

YEREVAN.- A total of 266,000 tourists visited Armenia in the first
half of 2011, while 274,600 people left for foreign states, says
National Statistical Service.

As compared with the same period in 2010 the number of holidaymakers
abroad increased by 18.3%, while the number of tourists arriving in
the republic increased by 15.6%.

Only 20% of tourists who arrived in Armenia stayed in hotels (about
55,000 people) against 12% last year. Armenia is mostly visited by
Russian tourists, 16% of the total number.

Armenia is also popular destination for tourists arriving from U.S.
(14.6%) and Iran (9.2% of the total number).