Parking of cars banned in Yerevan promenade areas
Yerevan City Hall has banned the parking of cars in certain areas across the city. According to Armenian media reports, the municipal authorities have taken ‘relevant measures’ with regards to the promenade areas that attract many tourists – in particular, the Cascade complex, the National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre etc.
The number of tourist arrivals in Armenia has increased considerably in Q1, 2017. According to Mekhan Apresyan, First Deputy Chair of the State Tourism Committee at the Ministry of Economic Development and Investments of Armenia, the number of tourists visiting Armenia increased by 18.2% compared to the same period in 2016. There was also an increase in the number of visitors from Russia, China and Europe.
“This has been achieved through the active and comprehensive measures for the facilitation of a visa regime. As you know, we have signed the visa waiver memorandum with Iran. In addition, Russian citizens are now entitled to visit Armenia through internal passports. We have facilitated a visa regime for Chinese citizens and now they can get visas right on the border or online. This, in turn, has led to the increase in the number of tourist arrivals from China,” Mekhan Apresyan stated.