YEREVAN, February 12. /ARKA/. Some ten new hotels are commissioned in Armenia every year, Mekhak Apresyan, chief of the Armenian economy ministry's division in charge of tourism, said Wednesday in Novosti International Press Center during the Moscow-Kiev-Astana-Kishinev-Yerevan video discussion focused on tourism development in the Commonwealth of Independent States.
«The infrastructure is dynamically developing along with the intensifying flow of tourists in the country,» he said.
According to the National Statistical Service, Armenia hosted 924,965 tourists in 2013 – 9.7% more than in 2012.
Apresyan said that more than 320 hotels function in Armenia now along with more than 320 apartment hotels in provinces.
“I want to stress that hotels once were located mostly in Yerevan, while now more than 60% of hotels are in provinces,” he said.
Some 906,154 people travelled from Armenia abroad in 2013 – 12.3% more than in 2012. -0---