YEREVAN, February 15. ARKA/. Mayor’s office of Armenian Tsaghkadzor is planning to promote the town as an all year-round tourist destination, the mayor Artur Harutiunyan told Sobesednik Armeniyi newspaper.
Tsaghkadzor is ready to host up to 5,000 people every year, Harutiunyan said. There are 30 hotels, as well as houses and apartments for rent in the town, but they are not enough for organizing services in a proper way, according to the mayor.
“Hence, we have elaborated a town development program that envisages opening of leisure and entertainment centers to enable tourists not only relaxing, but also enjoying their time and playing sports”, Harutiunyan said.
He also reported plans to create a recreational park and build a ropeway to it from Kecharis monastery complex. The park will be located on a hill and will have the entire required infrastructure.
“We have also considered tourists’ suggestions and wishes and will try to fulfill them”, Harutiunyan said.
The mayor informed that the town hall developed a system of discounts to attract tourists anytime and any season.
“Spending holidays in Tsaghkadzor will become affordable to all social groups”, he promised.
Tsaghkadzor (“valley of flowers”) is one of the most popular and oldest resorts in Armenia. The town gained in popularity among skiers, after a new 4.5-kilometer long ropeway was built on the slope of Teghenis mount (2,900m).
Tsaghkadzor is considered to be also a cultural tourism center with its Kecharis monastery complex consisting of four churches and two chapels. -0-