In news from Armenia’s tourism sector, Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan met with hotel operators’ representatives to discuss the possibilities for developing hotel industry in Armenia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pinterest is something of a phenomenon when it comes to users being social and loving all things imagery. As a window inside travel too, the boards on Pinterest can reveal a lot about the wonder and beauty of our travel landscape. Argo Travel News decided to start showing off the best boards for those breathtaking places in Eastern Europe.
Armenia expects over 800,000 tourists this year, and makes active efforts to boost awareness with foreign visitors.
In news from Albania, the government there has temporarily lifted all visa requirements for travelers from Azerbaijan. For visits of up to 90 days, citizens there can travel to Albania at their leisure. This follows news that Albania allowed similar privileges to other countries.
The Alexander Spendiaryan State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater is located in Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia. It takes its name in honor of Alexander Spendiaryan, an Armenian composer who wrote the opera Almast. This opera was the first one that was performed at the complex. The facility did not take on this name until 1938, five years following its official opening.
The Areni-1 winery is a 6,100-year-old winery that discovered in a cave in the village of Areni in the Vayots Dzor province of the Republic of Armenia.
From Ararat to Ani, surrounded by the Caucasus, Armenia holds touristic secrets so many will never learn of. A place of ancient and recent wonder, from her ruined Hittite archeology to post Soviet modernization, the country has so much to offer. Unfortunately the Welcome to Armenia website conveys very little of that country, and that people’s nature. Digital brands are as important as conventional ones where travel is concerned.
The new Tatev Revival programme, a public-private partnership initiative implemented by the National Competitiveness Foundation of Armenia, hopes to make Tatev a favorite destination in the country.