Ապրիլի 22-ին «Անի հյուրանոցում» տեղի է ունեցել ՀՆՏՄ ընդհանուր ժողովը հետևյալ օրակարգով՝
1. ՀՆՏՄ և ՀՀ Էկոնոմիկայի նախարարություն համագործակցության եզրերը
2. Նախահաշիվ և անդամավճարների չափի որոշում
3. ASTA կազմակերպությանն անդամակցելու հարցը
4. Կա առաջարկ տուրօպերատորի կողմից քննարկել ներկա իրավիճակը՝ օտարերկրյա գործընկերների մոտ առաջացած խուճապը և խմբերի չեղյալ համարելը: Գտնել ընդհանուր լուծումներ խնդիրը հաղթահարելու համար:
Minister of Economy of RA meets with the members of theUnion of Incoming Tour Operators of Armenia
On February 15, the regular meeting of the Minister of Economy of RA Karen Chshmaritian with the members of the Union of Incoming Tour Operators of Armenia was held at the Ministry of Economy.
The meeting was attended by the Deputy Minister of Economy Sergey Avetisyan, head of Department of Tourism Development Policy of the Ministry of Economy Mekhak Apresyan, Executive Director of the Development Foundation of Armenia Arman Khachatryan.
During the meeting the issues related to the state policy and projects of Armenia’s tourism industry were discussed /participation in international exhibitions, terms and conditions of usage for the purposes of tourism of specially protected natural areas and historic monuments, importance of its transparency, facilitation of the process of touristic buses and tourists border crossing, renovation of roads with tourism importance, etc./
Tour operators presented to the Minister of Economy some problems existing in the sector. Clarifications were made regarding represented problems. Karen Chshmaritian also instructed to present proposals for the solution of some problems by cooperating with other relevant state administration and local government bodies.
Topic: Quality Management and Certification Process for Tour Operators, Tour(ist) Guides and Hotels
10 years ago several tour operators decided to join their efforts to bring about changes and contribute to the reforms. This true professionals and dedicated personalities in the area of tourism aspired to jointly overcome all kind of difficulties and find solutions to vitally important issues. They established the Union of Incoming Tour Operators (UITO) of Armenia with the purpose of providing better services and contributing to economic and social development of the country.
We all share the same interests and goals, and are eager to introduce the beauty and culture of our country to the world community.
Tourism brings together all nations without distinction as to race, color or religion, political or other opinion. Tourism is not a single industry, but rather a group of related enterprises that are jointed together in the common purpose of providing services for the travelling public. Tourism is the area which deals with all spheres of life therefore the specialists of tourism are well- rounded, charismatic and humanistic personalities. One of our motoes is: high respect for travelers’ freedom of choice. Armenia’s potential for promoting tourism is big. We look into the future with good perspective of developing tourism industry.
Tourism comes second after the field of Information Technologies which attracts young people to be involved in. The fact speaks for itself: Armenian tourism is in for a bright future. The tourist industry differs from many others also in that it employs more women than many other kinds of business. Many successful travel agents are women who have established independent enterprises after gaining experience elsewhere in the industry.
The number of the members of UITO is rising day by day. Many tour operators realize the importance of being united, sharing the same values and enthusiasm for their commitments.
Tourism is one of the fastest growing industries in the world; the growth rate of tourism sometimes exceeds the growth rate for the worldwide economy. Our companies are able to meet the standards and respond to the challenges in this competitive field of industry.
We can say that UITO plays very important role in Armenian tourism and assumes essential position in the industry. We make the tour operators voices heard and we are able to protect their rights and interests. Our sincere inclination is to assist in providing excellent quality of services to make the tourists feel at home in Armenia and explore this small and wonderful part of the world in comfort and pleasure.
UITO members discuss the Law about Tourism at the Ministry of Economy with Mr. Mekhak Apresyan, head of Tourism Department.
Armenia was recognized the winner of the Europe nomination at the UNWTO 2013 Vettor Giusti tourism poster competition.
The news was officially announced during the 20th General Assembly of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) held in Zambia and Zimbabwe from August 24 through 29.
Presented by the National Competitiveness Foundation of Armenia and the Economy Ministry, the Symphony of Stones poster was named the best among 44 member-states of the UNWTO Commission for Europe.
The Symphony of Stones poster will be displayed at the entrance hall of the UNWTO building in Madrid and will be viewed on the UNWTO website until the next edition of the Vettor Giusti posters competition in 2015.
United Nations World Tourism Organization marks World Tourism Day on September 27.
It was at its third session (Torremolinos, Spain, September 1979), that the UNWTO General Assembly decided to establish World Tourism Day, beginning in 1980. This date was chosen to coincide with an important milestone in world tourism: the anniversary of the adoption of the UNWTO Statutes on September 27, 1970.
The purpose of the event is to foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value. The event seeks to address global challenges outlined in the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and to highlight the contribution the tourism sector can make in reaching these goals. Armenia posted a tourist inflow of 321 279 people in January-June 2013, up 14,3% from 2012 results. In the reporting period 343 263 left the country to travel, up 13,6% from 2012 results. According to data provided by the hotels, the majority of tourists are arriving from CIS, most of the from Russia (23,7%); European tourists are second in the list, with 8,7%; 6,6%; 6,3% arriving from France, Germany and Italy respectively. 11.8%; 6%; 3%; 1,1%; 0,7% of tourists were travelling from the U.S., Iran, Georgia, Canada and Turkey.
Tourists who visited Armenia over the reposting period were spending $115 a day if using the tourist agency’s services and twice as less if travelling on their own.
On the occasion of the World Tourism Day, Armenian Youth Foundation will organize an exhibit at Yerevan’s Northern Avenue, with Armenian regions and the capital to be represented by the pavilions installed. An official ArmTourism Awards ceremony is due in the evening, to honor representatives of the sector who contributed to development of tourism in Armenia.