BIGGEST INFLOW OF TOURISTS FROM RUSSIA -16,2% AND USA 14,6% TO ARMENIA IN FIRST HALF-YEAR

arminfo
Monday, September 5, 14:48

The biggest inflow of tourists from Russia -16,2% and the USA - 14,6%
to Armenia happened in Jan-June 2011. According to Armenian National
Statistics Service, the number of tourists which visited Armenia in
the first half-year was 266155, which is by 15,6% more versus the
same period of 2010.

The inflow of tourists from Russia and the USA grew by 62,4% and
95,3% versus the same period of 2010. The share of tourists from
the CIS countries was 19,5% for Jan-June 2011 (growth by 70,5%
versus Jan-june 2010), from the countries of European Union - 38,1%
(growth by 2,3 times).

France was the first among the European countries by the number of
tourists which visited Armenia in the first half of 2011 - 8,9% out
of the total number of tourists to Armenia (growth by 63,2%). Then
comes Germany - 6,4% (growth by 96,1%) and the Great Britain with a
share 5,9% (growth by 3,5 times versus the first half of 2010).

The number of tourists from Canada to Armenia grew by 87,3% in the
first half of 2011 versus the first half of 2010, from Iran - by 76,9%,
from Georgia - by 44,2%. The number of tourists from Turkey to Armenia
reduced by 64,5% over the reported period.

The tourists which arrived in Armenia in Jan-June 2011 lived in 51
hotels, whereas at the same period of 2010 they lived in 42 hotels.

The total of 52455 tourists used hotel services (growth by 83,9%
versus the same period of 2010), the rest 213700 tourists stayed at
houses their relatives or rented a house (growth by 16%).

At the same time, only 4058 out of 274621 tourists from Armenia in
Jan-June 2011 used services of the tourist companies (decrease by 5,1%
versus the same period of 2010). The rest 270563 tourists organized
their trip independently.