Tourism from Russia to Armenia grew 32% year-on-year to total 279.000 in the first nine months of 2017, data provided by TurStat reveals.
The agency compiled a rating of countries popular among Russian tourists in 2017 based on statistics of outbound trips in the reporting period.
According to the information, the number of outbound tourist trips from Russia has increased by almost a third to 31 million.
Turkey was the most popular country for trips with 3,95 million Russian tourists – up by a whopping 717% – preferring the Muslim nation for traveling.
The next most popular destinations were Abkhazia, Finland, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, China, Estonia, Poland, Germany and Georgia.
Originally reported by PanArmenian.net.
Kazakhstan is doing very well. They’re really — they’ve turned things around. They have a lot of advantages over some nations, frankly, and they have some tough situations.Voice Eurasia Crossroads
Recent developments in Azerbaijan’s neighborhood – the potential resolution of the status of the Caspian Sea; a more vibrant Central Asia due to Uzbekistan’s new openness towards its neighbors; and economic cooperation between Azerbaijan, Turkey, and Georgia – portend a greater political and economic role for the Republic of Azerbaijan.Argument Eurasia Crossroads