Winter touristic centers preparing for New Year in a proper way

Armenian winter touristic centers preparing for New Year in a proper way

10:39, 14 December, 2012

YEREVAN, DECEMBER 14, ARMENPRESS: It is already difficult to get a not
reserved room in Armenian winter tourist centers namely Tsakhkadzor,
Dilijan, Jermuk for celebrating New Year. The cities’ touristic
development responsibles assure they are properly prepared to receive
tourists visiting from both abroad and all over Armenia.

Alexan Zakaryan, President of Union of Incoming Tour Operators stated
in the briefing with Armenpress, in winter times the number of foreign
tourists increases, in parallel that of Diaspora Armenian tourists
decrease. In one hand in the course of winter holidays a growth is
registered in incoming tourist sector regarding local Armenians. In
the other hand many Armenian families prefer to celebrate New Year
abroad, especially in European countries, the United Arab Emirates,
Egypt and Jordan in recent years. Zakaryan conditioned this tendency
by the fact the same amount of money is indeed needed to be spent,
whereas in abroad a person has an opportunity to enjoy a wider range
of proposals.

Arthur Voskanyan, Director of Armenian Tourism Association considers
the price increase in touristic field during winter holidays is not
done by purpose, the same is observed in any other countries of the
world. To the reporter’s question why smaller number of foreign
tourists visit our country in New Year time, the interlocutor was
quoted as saying ”I think New Year is a family holiday, and many
people prefer to celebrate it at home”.–preparing-for-new-year-in-a-proper–way.html