YEREVAN, March 1. /ARKA/. Tourism, pharmaceutics, information technology and agricultural business in Armenia will have high prospects for growth in the nearest five years, USAID Mission Director in Armenia Karen Hilliard said today at the of the Caucasus Travel Show-2013 opening ceremony in Yerevan.
She said that the United States Agency for International Development is proud to promote this event.
Hilliard said that tourism is one of the four USAID-promoted areas in Armenia.
At the same time, she pointed out that there are still some difficulties in traveling across Armenia and stressed that people should have an opportunity to get easily to Armenia and they should be served properly here.
Hilliard said that Armenia’s beauty and rich cultural heritage attract tourists, and removal of the mentioned problems would attract those who traveled to Armenia to return here again.
The aim of the Caucasus Travel Show-2013 is to spur development of regional tourism, to attract potential clients and to provide necessary information to experts, officials and other concerned entities.
Representatives of foreign travel companies will tour remarkable sites in Armenia and travel packages will be advertised and sold as part of the event
The program also includes a labor exhibition for Armenian universities’ students and tourism schools’ graduates.
Representatives of hotels, holiday houses, air companies, tourism schools, nongovernmental organizations and media reporters are attending the fair’s events as well.
The 15th Caucasus Travel Show is organized by Armenian Travel Bureau and an Armenian branch of a similar U.S. organization under support from Armenian economy ministry.
The general sponsor is EDMC program of the USAID. -0-