Russians traveling to Armenia will no longer need passport stamps to enter the country. Furthermore, Armenian officials are working to encourage tourism, especially from Russia.
More than 1,260,000 people visited Armenia last year for touristic purposes. Chair of State Tourism Committee is confident the numbers will grow.
Christmas in Armenia is a mix of history, tradition, and religious belief. Years of life under the communist regime influenced celebrations too.
In 2017 travelers from Belgium and Armenia will be able to fly between the two countries with Brussels Airlines.
Last week at MITT 2016, Armenian Ambassador to Russia Oleg Yesayan attended the opening ceremony of Russia’s most important travel expo.
If a gorgeous diva, a gorgeous man, a striking voice, and a riveting song could help a competitor win Eurovision 2016, then Armenia’s Iveta Mukuchyan should be considered a top competitor in Stockholm. Her video of the song
“LoveWave” is unique among the 43 entries.
North Caucasus airline Grozny Avia will now fly to the Russian-annexed Crimean peninsula in between Yerevan, and Crimea’s Simferopol.
According to news from Armenia’s Economic Ministry, some 35,000 Iranian tourists visited the country in the first half of this 2014. Over 495,000 tourists from Iran came to Armenia, an increase of some 17.3% compared to the same period last year.
In hotel news from Armenia, a new Hyatt property is slated to open in 2015. The Hyatt Jermuk will reportedly be an 88-room new-build hotel in the center of Jermuk Resort.
News of Armenia’s national airline Armavia going into bankruptcy proceedings took another twist today as rumors surface the fallen airline may be bought up, according to news from 168 Hours.
In news from one of Armenia’s most remote regions, the National Statistical Service (NKR) reports that visits to ancient Karabakh were 36.9% higher for 2012 than visits from the previous year.
Tomorrow the National Gallery of Armenia plays host to an exhibition by world famous painter Mkrtich Sedrakyan (1922-2009). The opening marks the celebration of what would have been Sedrakyan’s 90th birthday.