According to the National Statistical Committee of Armenia, the country hosted 770,055 tourists during the period of January-June 2019. The figure shows year-on-year growth of 12.3%.
During this period, 684,808 Armenian tourists left the country, as mentioned in the statistical report.
Tigran Khachatryan, the Economy Minister of Armenia, stated earlier that the Russian tourists grew a significant interest in Armenia as the number of tourists from Russia increased by around 20%.
Nikol Pashinyan, Armenian Prime Minister, presented data of one of the statistical systems, which says that tourism in Armenia has grown by 14.4%.
According to the National Statistical Committee, 1,651,782 people visited Armenia in 2018, which indicates more visits by 10.5% than in 2017.
The statistical reports present that for the first nine months of 2019, 7.2% of all the 1,275,209 visitors were Iranian citizens.
Tigran Khachatryan reports that 719,531 travelers from other countries visited Armenia during the period of Jan-March 2019 (5.2% year-on-year growth) of which 364,489 were tourists (5.2% year-on-year growth) (Armenia hosts 12.3% more tourists in Jan-June 2019 than a year earlier, ARKA.am (August 7, 2019) (in English)).