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.
The Candoco Dance Company is one of the world’s most prolific dance troop comprised of both disabled and non-disabled artists. Founded in 1991, the company is scheduled to give further performances in Yerevan coming up in March as well.
Research recently conducted by the Heritage Foundation in the US shows the current state of economic freedom around the world. Where CIS countries are concerned, the study made several somewhat surprising findings. One such finding was the 38th position among 177 countries Armenia currently holds. This places the small republic at the top of all CIS countries.
In news from Armenia, big changes in the visa regime have been announced. As of January 10, all visitors hailing from EU nations can now enter the country without needing to apply for a visa beforehand, reports Oratert.com.
The European Union and Armenia have agreed to vastly simplified visa procedures for Armenians entering Schengen area countries. According to the news, some populations of Armenians will benefit from easier entrance restrictions. Armenian students, scientists, journalists, enterprenuers, and some other groups will be able to obtain visas for Schengen destinations much more easily. Foreign Minister […]
Ukraine and Armenia are the two Eastern European countries included in Globe Spots Top 10 Countries to visit in 2013. This is the fifth edition of the top which illustrated the countries that will or at least should become top tourist destinations in the next year. As Globe Spots indicated, the list is determined based […]
News from Yerevan, the Popok international Advertising Festival kicked off today. Organized by the Armenian Ad Council in connection with the city of Yerevan, the festival is slated to offer new concepts in advertising in Armenia’s capital.
Last Friday a program of cooperation between the ministries of culture of Armenia and the Russian Federation was penned at Armenia’s Ministry of Culture in Yerevan. Armenia’s Minister of Culture, Hasmik Poghosyan (at left) and Russian Federation Minister Andrei Busygin appeared for the press at the announcement.