YEREVAN, February 6. /ARKA/. Spain is interested in opening middle-class hotels in Armenia, Armenian deputy minister of economy Ara Petrosyan told a press conference in briefing reporters on his official visit to Spain on January 30 - February 1.
He said representatives of Spanish hotel networks will visit Armenia in April for a familiarization tour to see the potential and the investment climate in the country.
Armenian delegation met with representatives of hotel chains and tourist offices and discussed cooperation prospects during their visit to Spain. A memorandum about cooperation in tourism has been signed between Armenian ministry of economy and tourism secretariat of Spanish ministry of energy and tourism.
In order to enhance bilateral tourism ties, advertising campaigns about Armenia, days of Armenian culture and a tourist festival in particular, will be held in Madrid and other Spanish cities in autumn.
According to Armenian ministry of economy, about 3,000 tourists from Spain visited Armenia in 2012. -0-