Armenia can create a new touristic brand as 1st country to adopt Christianity and implementer of velvet revolution – PM Pashinyan
YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 12, ARMENPRESS. By merging the reputation of Armenia as the 1st country to adopt Christianity as a state religion and the implementer of an unprecedented velvet revolution, it will be possible to create a new touristic brand for Armenia, ARMENPRESS reports PM Pashinyan said at the parliament on February 12.
“In 2018 the number of tourists visiting Armenia increased by 10.5%. The growth rate further increased in the last quarter. The merger of the reputation of Armenia as the 1st country to adopt Christianity as a state religion and the implementer of an unprecedented velvet revolution will create a new brand that will also have a significant impact on the development of tourism in Armenia”, Pashinyan said.
According to the PM, the sphere of tourism is very important for overcoming poverty, fostering SMEs, and environment.
“We have already launched the project in the sidelines of which we give grants to the residents of forest areas, in order they create some businesses offering touristic services”, the PM noted,
Edited and translated by Tigran Sirekanyan