Tourism boosts in Armenia
According to the forecasts of the World Tourism Organization, tourism in the world fell by 4% worldwide, while 2008 recorded 2% growth, he said.
Generally, 60% of tourists in Armenia are Diaspora representatives. Mostly, the tourists arriving in Armenia are from the CIS, particularly Russia and Georgia, EU states, Iran and the US.
As he said, majority of the Armenian tourists leave for European countries. 526 thousand tourists from Armenia left for abroad in 2009. This index shows 1.5-2% growth compared with 2008.
Apresyan said, this year 5% tourism growth is expected.