A number of events to be held in Yerevan for Iranian tourists during Nowruz
YEREVAN, MARCH 20, ARMENPRESS. Yerevan has planned a number of events for the Iranian tourists, Gevorg Orbelyan – Head of Tourism Department of Yerevan Municipality, told a press conference in “Armenpress”.
“The Yerevan Municipality dedicated 10 days, March 20-31 to host the Iranian tourists. Starting from today “Yerevan city tour” two-story bus will organize interesting spring tours in Persian. Exhibition entitled “Dialogue of Cultures” related to the Iranian heritage will be opened in the Yerevan History Museum which will be held until March 31. Boards were installed in a number of places of Yerevan which welcome and congratulate the Iranian tourists”, Orbelyan said.
By the initiative of the Yerevan Municipality, the volunteers will distribute bilingual maps, information brochures to Iranian tourists in the Northern Avenue, Republic and Freedom squares.
The Iranian tourists except Yerevan also want to visit various places in Armenia.
Founder of Rest-tour company Aram Bleyan said in recent years certain activeness is realized among the Iranian tourists visiting Armenia.
“There are many interesting things for them in Armenia. Armenia’s freedom, the affordability of prices attracts them very much, many Iranians visit Armenia for shopping, the liberalization of visa regime is also an important factor”, Aram Bleyan said, adding that the Iranian tourists mainly want to visit Garni, Sevan, Tsaghkadzor, there are directions over which works are being carried out to diversify the tourism packages.
To the view of reporters who said that the Iranian tourists are often cheated, especially by taxi drivers, Zarmine Zeytuntsyan – President of the State Tourism Committee, said she is aware of the problem.
“Recently I received a call that an incident was recorded when a taxi driver took the passenger from the city center to one of the shopping malls for 17.000 AMD. This is the issue which we cannot intervene at a state level in the private business, but I believe the problem will be settled when the Iranian tourists are informed. Works are being done on this path. The same problem exists in various countries as well, thus, the tourist must be informed about the price policy from the very start”, she said.
On March 21 Iranians celebrate their New Year, Nowruz. Every year on this day a large number of Iranian tourists arrive in Armenia to celebrate their holiday.