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Tourism issues in Armenia

By Messenger Staff
Friday, January 6
In 2011 Armenia was visited by around 800,000 tourists. Tourists flock to Armenia from Georgia, Iran, Turkey, some European countries and the USA. According to official data however most of the visitors coming to Armenia are ethnic Armenians. Therefore most of the visitors coming to the country stay with relatives and friends, rather than in hotels. Only 13% of tourists see Armenia as a holiday place to visit. And only around 5% visit Armenia for reasons of receiving medical support or education there.