ArmInfo. In 2020 the number of tourists arriving in Armenia will grow twice, which will secure an additional budget income estimated at AMD 2,5 bln , Suren Krayan, the Minister of Economic Development and Investments of the Republic of Armenia stated after the meeting on tourism development held within the framework of RA President Serzh Sargsyan's visit to the town of Djermuk in Vayots Dzor.
According to the Minister, Armenia has an essential potential for tourism development, but just a small part of it is being utilized. As the example the Minister mentioned the potential of Djermuk. "We have already presented some suggestions on tourism development in Djermuk to the President," Karayan said. Following the opinion of the Minister, in the case of proper implementation of tourism development policy, the expected tourists flow in Armenia in 3 years will secure up to AMD 2,5 bln revenue. This year approximately 1,2 mln people visited Armenia. And, considering that every tourist spends in Armenia USD 1000 in average, the Ministry of Economy makes a forecast for AMD 2, 5 bln .
To remind, the 2017 budget assumes the GDP nominal growth for 5%, or AMD 5405 bln. According to the national statistics service,969.010 tourists. Versus the same period of the last year, this indicator grew up for 3,6 %. What is to domestic tourism, according to the report data obtained, in September-January the number of domestic tourists in Armenia formed 867. 945persons.This indicator grew for 11% versus that of the last year.
According to the Ministry of Economy, the domestic tourism development during recent 5 years grew for 14,5% in average . During these years over 20 hotels have been raised, and about 100 of other facilities in this sector.