Armenia sees growth in tourism

July 13 2004


YEREVAN, JULY 13, ARMENPRESS: Arthur Zakarian, head of a trade and
economic development ministry department for tourism, told Armenpress
that the geography of foreign tourists visiting Armenia is expanding
and visitors from EU countries are set to exceed those coming form
ex-Soviet republics.
According to him, this is the indication that Armenia is becoming
gradually a tourist attraction for Europeans. “Armenian tourists
industry sees annual growth and potentially has all prospects for
becoming one of the largest sector of the Armenian economy,” he said.
He said the number of foreign travelers visiting Armenia rose by
12 percent to approximately 33,000 in the first quarter of this year.