ArmInfo. Over the past 2017, 1,494,779 tourists visited Yerevan, that is, 18.7% more than in 2016. This was announced at the press conference on March 7 by the head of the tourism department of the Yerevan City Hall Gevorg Orbelian.
Orbelian noted that the past year of 2017 in tourism was quite active. According to him, a bus is very popular among tourists, which carries out excursions around the capital of Armenia. "Soon several new hotels will open in the capital, which indicates the development of tourism in Armenia," Orbelian said.
The head of the tourism department also stressed the fact that the Yerevan municipality tries to attract tourists in every way, organizing various cultural festivals. Orbelian noted that a number of interesting events are expected to be held in 2018, the main of which is "Erebuni-Yerevan 2018", this year the Armenian capital will turn 2800 years old.
Speaking about the organization of the Francophonie summit, Orbelian emphasized the fact that on the eve of the summit of the Francophonie the Yerevan municipality intends to install guest posters in different languages, and in some museums of the country there will be tablets with the names of the exhibits in French.
The head of the tourism department also noted that the tourists in the capital of Armenia are most attracted by the budget, and the fact that Yerevan, according to international data, is one of the safest cities in the region.
As the main problem in the sphere of tourism, Orbelian pointed out the lack of affordable transport, which routes from the capital to cultural and historical sights in the regions of the republic. "However, we are already dealing with this problem," Orbelian said.
The head of the tourism department also noted that tomorrow, on the eve of March 8, interesting events and flash mobs will be held in different parts of the capital, as well as the staff of the mayor's office at the airport will give flowers to all women who arrived in the capital.