ArmInfo. Yerevan entered the first three cities of the CIS for traveling with children for the spring break. This is evidenced by the rating compiled by the Russian service for booking accommodation Tvil.ru.
The rating is based on the analysis of requests and armor of hotels and apartments during the school holidays from March 24 to April 1, 2018.
In the top 5 cities of the CIS, popular for family trips of Russian tourists for the spring break, included Minsk, Astana, Yerevan, Tbilisi and Baku.
According to Tvil.ru, in Yerevan Russian tourists book accommodation in the spring on average for 2.5 nights and pay 2.7 thousand rubles a day, and the cheapest accommodation from the cities of the first five is in Tbilisi (2.3 thousand rubles per day) . Earlier, the Russian agency TurStat reported that tourism from Russia to Armenia in 2017 grew by 32% to 279 thousand trips, and the number of outbound tourist trips from Russia abroad increased by almost a third to 31 million in 9 months of the year. Nevertheless, in the list of the most popular foreign countries for Russian tourists in 2017, Armenia ranks 27th. Citizens of Russia from February 23, 2017 can visit Armenia on internal civil passports. The corresponding document was signed following the official visit of the Prime Minister of Armenia Karen Karapetyan to Russia in late January. The procedure according to which Russian citizens can come to Armenia by internal passports, operates only at the airports of Zvartnots (Yerevan) and Shirak
As ArmInfo informs referring to the chairman of the State Tourism Committee of Armenia Zarmine Zeituntsyan, according to the results of 2017, 1.172 million tourists visited Armenia, with annual growth of 21%. In 2017, the government allocated only $ 200,000 to develop tourism, in 2018 - the amount will be increased to $ 400 thousand. In Armenia, the service sector in 2017 increased volumes by 14.4% to 1.4 trillion. AMD ($ 3 billion), against the 7.1% growth a year earlier. Only in December the service sector provided growth of 10.1% - to 142.3 billion drams ($ 294.5 million). The top five in terms of services provided is the sphere of catering and tourism - 112 billion drams (7.7%), with annual growth of 19.4%.