Record number of passengers in Yerevan airport; new, affordable flight routs to Armenia

Record number of passengers in Yerevan airport; new, affordable flight routs to Armenia

Zvartnots International Airport’s yearly passenger flow exceeded 3,000,000 for the first time in its history. Meanwhile, on January 3rd Ryanair budget airline announced new twice weekly routes from Gyumri to Athens and from Yerevan to Thessaloniki.

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Google Trips, Flight and Destinations now Support Armenia

If you need some suggestions for where to go next, try searching for “Armenia destinations” on Google and you’ll special search cards (see the picture abot). Hitting on each of them opens a nicely arranged special page, or you can try clicking “More destinations in Armenia.” From the destinations menu there are links to the travel guide, Google Flights and Google hotel search, all very helpful. Read more on this here.

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Number of tourists set to grow in Armenia, tourism industry contributes 4% of GDP

We’re starting to see more tourists than usual in Armenia lately. Armenian authorities say they expect a 20% growth in the number of tourists visiting the country. And there seems to be much more stuff to do for them as well — fests, celebrations, ropeways and ziplines, concerts everywhere.

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Areni Wine Festival – a Tradition in Fermenting

The Wine festival in Areni village of Vayots Dzor region in Armenia was held for the 4th consecutive time on Saturday, October 6th. The annual event, which is partly sponsored by the Armenian government, is slowly turning into a tradition and a welcome one, judging from these great photo shots published by Azatutyun.am.

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Armenia: a safe country for foreigners?

“Armenia is a very safe country, Yerevan is a safe place” I usually tell foreign friends and colleagues visiting Armenia and leave them free to explore it as much as they like, they are all grown ups, after all. Latest crime figures released by Armenia’s Police for the first 9 months of this year will certainly make me think twice before I let my foreign guests walk free of my company from now on.

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The two big-fat-hippo backsides in Yerevan’s zoo

  I’m not a big fan of Yerevan’s zoo – the place stinks quite badly and some animals look really unhappy and dirty. Still, my son, absolutely loves the place and keeps asking to take him there again. The fantastic photo above was made and posted to Facebook by a good friend – Hovhannnes Shoghikyan. The photo of the two big-fat-hippo-backsides captured in Yerevan’s zoo made me write this post – mostly to post this…

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