YEREVAN, June 13. /ARKA/. Tourism may start developing in Armenia only after establishment of a special cadastre, Robert Minasyan, the head of the Armenian Tourism Institute, said on Friday.
He said this agency will identify problems in tourism grounding on analyses. “It is impossible to develop tourism with closed eyes, it is necessary to think over creation of a cadastre that will be taking stock of tourism, the amount of its revenues, paid taxes and the number of people employed by the industry,” he said.
Minasyan said that first of all human factor is important for development of tourism. It means specialists here should be skilled and the interests of the tourists traveling to Armenian should be known very well.
“Many hotels, restaurants and leisure facilities appeared in the country in a few years, which are very important for tourists, but human factor shouldn’t be forgotten …” he said.
In recent days, Economy Minister Karen Chshmaritsyan said that 957,240 tourists have visited Armenia in 2013 and that this is 13.5% more than in 2012 (843,330). In his words, AMD 46 million of the planned AMD 50 million was spent in 2013 on ensuring Armenian and Nagorno-Karabakh travel agencies’ participation in tourist expositions in Madrid, Berlin and London. .-0----