The flow of Russian tourists to Armenia for the New Year will increase by 76 percent, as compared with the previous year, Armenia’s Acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan wrote on Facebook.
“And in general, the No. 1 New Year destination of Russians is Armenia, with a huge lead,” he added. “This, of course, is a chance for numerous Armenian businessmen to carry out their share of the economic revolution [in Armenia] and to create solid foundations for the bigger tourist boom [in the country] in summer.”
And under his aforesaid note, Pashinyan made a reference to Izvestia newspaper of Russia, and according to which the most popular New Year destination for Russian tourists this year will be Armenia.
As per a travel agency, the 12-percent reduction in the prices of airline tickets, as well as the not-so-expensive accommodations and services in Armenia have contributed to an increase in demand for visiting this country.