Monday, September 4 2017 12:09
Naira Badalian

TurStat: For the first half of 2017, the number of outbound travel tours from Russia to Armenia increased by 37%

TurStat: For the first half of 2017, the number of outbound travel  tours from Russia to Armenia increased by 37%

ArmInfo. Armenia entered the  top 30 countries in terms of the number of foreign tourist trips from  Russia. This is evidenced by the data of the Russian agency TurStat.

Statistics of outbound tourism from Russia for the first 6 months of  2017 from January 1 to June 30 shows that departures from Russia  abroad have grown by almost a third for the first time in four years,  and outbound tourism in 2017 is growing by 20% -30% in all popular  beach and sightseeing destinations in Europe and Southeast Asia.

The number of outbound tourist trips from Russia to Armenia increased  by 37% to 171 thousand in the first six months of 2017, and the total  number of outbound travel tours from Russia amounted to 17 million.

The top 10 foreign countries, popular with Russian tourists in the  first half 2017, were Abkhazia (1,668 thousand trips), Turkey (1,632  thousand), Finland (1,540 thousand), Kazakhstan (1,275), Ukraine (999  thousand), China (947 thousand), Estonia (817 thousand), Poland (589  thousand), Thailand (576 thousand) and Germany (570 thousand).

Agency TurStat also analyzed the statistics of incoming tourism to  Russia for the first 6 months of 2017 from January 1 to June 30, 2017  and compiled a rating of countries for incoming tourism to Russia.   According to TourStat, China for the first time ranked third in the  top ten countries in terms of the number of entry tourist trips to  Russia in the first half of 2017. The total number of entry tourist  trips to Russia for the first 6 months of 2017 decreased by 3% to  10.95 million from 11.28 million for the first 6 months of 2016  according to the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat). The  total number of incoming tourist trips of foreigners to Russia was  24.5 million in 2016. Top-10 countries of inbound tourism to Russia  in 2017 in terms of the number of entry tourist trips to Russia in  the first half of 2017 (the first 6 months of 2017) were Ukraine  (3,895 thousand), Kazakhstan (1,536 thousand), China (552 thousand),  Finland (504,000), Azerbaijan (403,000), Poland (381,000), Armenia  (284,000), Uzbekistan (262,000), Moldova (246,000) and Germany  (238,000) .

To note,the number of visits of foreign citizens to Armenia in the  first half of this year exceeded 1.3 million, which is more than the  annual indicator by 24.3%. In TOP-3, the number of entries to Armenia  included citizens of Russia, Georgia and Iran. At the same time,  during the reporting period the number of visits by Russian citizens  increased by 33.7% to 241 thousand. The second place was strengthened  for the citizens of Georgia, the number of visits exceeded 151  thousand, with an increase of 11% per annum. And Iran is topping the  top three, with 89.8 thousand visits, which is 27.4% more than last  year. In particular, in the TOP-10 entered the entrances of US  citizens (17.5 thousand), Ukraine (12.7 thousand), the Philippines  (10.9 thousand), Germany (7.8 thousand), France (7.6 thousand), India  (4.3 thousand) and Poland (4.3 thousand). According to the government  program until 2020, Armenia intends to annually be visited by about 3  million tourists.

POST A COMMENT
Input digits     


News
Armenia`s banking system starts active lending to economy and  populationArmenia`s banking system starts active lending to economy and  population
Civil society to supervise procurement contract execution Civil society to supervise procurement contract execution 
Government property management effective last year - minister  Government property management effective last year - minister  
Armenia bans export of scrap metal, metal goods Armenia bans export of scrap metal, metal goods 
AraratBank completes placement of bonds ahead of scheduleAraratBank completes placement of bonds ahead of schedule
Armenia`s NA discusses turnover tax rate rise Armenia`s NA discusses turnover tax rate rise 
Tree Planting Results with My Forest Armenia: The Power of One DramTree Planting Results with My Forest Armenia: The Power of One Dram
World Bank expresses readiness to help Yerevan develop solid waste  management policyWorld Bank expresses readiness to help Yerevan develop solid waste  management policy
Your home is in Armenia – Ameriabank offers mortgage loans for the DiasporaYour home is in Armenia – Ameriabank offers mortgage loans for the Diaspora
Armenia`s electric energy exports down last year; possible evidence  of decline in real economy - expert Armenia`s electric energy exports down last year; possible evidence  of decline in real economy - expert 
Ameriabank`s Trade Finance portfolio enriched with four prestigious awards from EBRD and IFCAmeriabank`s Trade Finance portfolio enriched with four prestigious awards from EBRD and IFC
On Oct 4- 7, Yerevan to host WCIT for second time On Oct 4- 7, Yerevan to host WCIT for second time 
Mirzoyan began his speech at International Conference on Nuclear  Security by expressing condolences to IranMirzoyan began his speech at International Conference on Nuclear  Security by expressing condolences to Iran
R&D is most important element of EAEU countries integration and  R&D is most important element of EAEU countries integration and  "entrance ticket" to competitive world - Russian economist
Armenia, EFSD sign agreement for USD 100 million financial credit Armenia, EFSD sign agreement for USD 100 million financial credit 
Armenia-UAE economic and technical cooperation commission to meet in  Abu Dhabi Armenia-UAE economic and technical cooperation commission to meet in  Abu Dhabi 
Team Solutions presents its ZangeZOR product at 4Future Banking int`l  forumTeam Solutions presents its ZangeZOR product at 4Future Banking int`l  forum
Armenia`s government plans to implement housing programme for  forcibly displaced people in next 10-12 yearsArmenia`s government plans to implement housing programme for  forcibly displaced people in next 10-12 years
Communications Museum re-opened in YerevanCommunications Museum re-opened in Yerevan
Double increase in turnover tax rate will stimulate transition to  common taxation system: Deputy MinisterDouble increase in turnover tax rate will stimulate transition to  common taxation system: Deputy Minister
Rocket Line - now for 60 months: Idram and IDBankRocket Line - now for 60 months: Idram and IDBank
Rising prices for services, going into shadows and closing businesses  - incomplete list of Rising prices for services, going into shadows and closing businesses  - incomplete list of "expectations" from revision of turnover tax  rate from SME Cooperation Association President
Liability for misrepresented information is proposed in ArmeniaLiability for misrepresented information is proposed in Armenia
Government proposes to make changes to car trade system within  Government proposes to make changes to car trade system within  "Trade-in" program
Armswissbank attracts us$ 10 million loan package from EBRD to support competitiveness and green transitionArmswissbank attracts us$ 10 million loan package from EBRD to support competitiveness and green transition
Armenian lawyers unwilling to pay taxes on universal basisArmenian lawyers unwilling to pay taxes on universal basis
EU Commissioner: EU will continue to contribute to economic  development of ArmeniaEU Commissioner: EU will continue to contribute to economic  development of Armenia
PM discusses opportunities for diversifying Armenian economy with WB,  IFC management PM discusses opportunities for diversifying Armenian economy with WB,  IFC management 
EBRD President considers programs implemented by Bank useful for  development of private sector in ArmeniaEBRD President considers programs implemented by Bank useful for  development of private sector in Armenia
EBRD lends up to US$ 10 million to Armeconombank for MSME on-lendingEBRD lends up to US$ 10 million to Armeconombank for MSME on-lending
Armenia benefits greatly from influx of capital and IT specialists -  EBRD chief economistArmenia benefits greatly from influx of capital and IT specialists -  EBRD chief economist
Finance Ministry, French Development Agency sign cooperation  agreement for 2024-2027Finance Ministry, French Development Agency sign cooperation  agreement for 2024-2027
Idram Junior and Koreez signed a memorandum of cooperationIdram Junior and Koreez signed a memorandum of cooperation
During the 33rd EBRD Business Forum, Ardshinbank hosted a panel discussion on economic and trade sanctions.During the 33rd EBRD Business Forum, Ardshinbank hosted a panel discussion on economic and trade sanctions.
Government to allocate additional AMD 3 billion to finance state  order for healthcareGovernment to allocate additional AMD 3 billion to finance state  order for healthcare
EBRD provides $10 million loan to ArmSwissBan to support  competitiveness and green transition of MSMEsEBRD provides $10 million loan to ArmSwissBan to support  competitiveness and green transition of MSMEs
Pankin: Armenia`s suspension of CSTO funding isn`t tragedyPankin: Armenia`s suspension of CSTO funding isn`t tragedy
Armenian government approves program for providing housing to  families from Artsakh; expenses estimated at  AMD 10-12 billion Armenian government approves program for providing housing to  families from Artsakh; expenses estimated at  AMD 10-12 billion 
EBRD Governors re-elect President Odile Renaud-Basso for second termEBRD Governors re-elect President Odile Renaud-Basso for second term
EBRD, USAID to develop transport infrastructure of Armenia,  Azerbaijan, Georgia EBRD, USAID to develop transport infrastructure of Armenia,  Azerbaijan, Georgia 
No specific dates for the entry into force of the law on compulsory  life insurance for tourists visiting Georgia - RA MFANo specific dates for the entry into force of the law on compulsory  life insurance for tourists visiting Georgia - RA MFA
Pashinyan: all those who have the necessary skills, abilities and  desire can make a profit in ArmeniaPashinyan: all those who have the necessary skills, abilities and  desire can make a profit in Armenia
Odile Renaud-Basso: Armenian economy continues to grow despite  numerous negative factorsOdile Renaud-Basso: Armenian economy continues to grow despite  numerous negative factors
Minister of Territorial Administration and Infrastructures refrains  from specifying North-South Road Corridor Investment Program`s  implementation costs and deadlines Minister of Territorial Administration and Infrastructures refrains  from specifying North-South Road Corridor Investment Program`s  implementation costs and deadlines 
EBRD improves Armenia`s GDP growth forecast for 2024 from previous  4.5% to updated 6.2%EBRD improves Armenia`s GDP growth forecast for 2024 from previous  4.5% to updated 6.2%
EBRD promises unprecedented investments in Armenian economyEBRD promises unprecedented investments in Armenian economy
FMO provided Ardshinbank with a guarantee for a credit portfolio of 20 million US dollarsFMO provided Ardshinbank with a guarantee for a credit portfolio of 20 million US dollars
Lending for construction of southern section of Sisian-Kajaran road  will be largest program ever implemented by EBRD in Armenia - Bank  President Lending for construction of southern section of Sisian-Kajaran road  will be largest program ever implemented by EBRD in Armenia - Bank  President 
French Development Agency, Armenian government to expand cooperation  areas and programs` scope French Development Agency, Armenian government to expand cooperation  areas and programs` scope 
The Power of One Dram Sums up the Two-Year Program with Teach for ArmeniaThe Power of One Dram Sums up the Two-Year Program with Teach for Armenia
Noubar Afeyan willing to use his potential to strengthen Armenia Noubar Afeyan willing to use his potential to strengthen Armenia 
Ministry of Economy of Armenia denies that growth in agricultural  exports is due to re-exportsMinistry of Economy of Armenia denies that growth in agricultural  exports is due to re-exports
Finance Minister: Armenia`s GDP generation growth potential increased  from 4-4.5% to 5.5-6%Finance Minister: Armenia`s GDP generation growth potential increased  from 4-4.5% to 5.5-6%
EBRD funds customs and logistics centre in SyunikEBRD funds customs and logistics centre in Syunik
Grigori Zakaryan: “Capital markets have a crucial for economic development.”Grigori Zakaryan: “Capital markets have a crucial for economic development.”
Ambassador of Kazakhstan: priorities for development of Eurasian integration proposed by Armenia will allow us to intensify mutually  beneficial cooperation within EAEUAmbassador of Kazakhstan: priorities for development of Eurasian integration proposed by Armenia will allow us to intensify mutually  beneficial cooperation within EAEU
EBRD and the European Union are joining forces with Acba bank to boost the availability of funding for Armenian MSMEsEBRD and the European Union are joining forces with Acba bank to boost the availability of funding for Armenian MSMEs
Thanos Arvanitis: The time has come for Armenia to accelerate reformsThanos Arvanitis: The time has come for Armenia to accelerate reforms
Armenia to host 33rd EBRD Business Forum with flagship sponsorship of ArdshinbankArmenia to host 33rd EBRD Business Forum with flagship sponsorship of Ardshinbank
EAEU economic operators will become more recognizable when carrying  out foreign economic activitiesEAEU economic operators will become more recognizable when carrying  out foreign economic activities
Read more


Exchange rates
24.05.2024
RUB4.330.04
USD387.770.19
EUR420.380.09
GBP493.280.12
CAD282.71-0.80
JPY24.70-0.03
CNY53.530.00
CHF423.93-0.30