Spring is here. And while it’s a weird time to be thinking of travel with news of COVID-19, more commonly known as coronavirus, making its way around the world and into cities and countries we all know and love, travel is still something that’s on our minds. And while traveling abroad might seem like a risk you’re not willing to take right now, life around the world continues and the local guides and small tour operators that rely on tourism as their main source of income need you now – and in the future months – more than ever.
Armenia tourism & travel news
The Armenian capital is quickly becoming one of Europe’s must-see destinations, Rynair, Europe’s No.1 airline, says in a post on its official website. “Walking through the lamplit streets of Armenia’s enchanting capital, the first thing that strikes you is the city’s unique colours. Buildings covered in bright pink and dusty brown melt together as you mosey around, a fitting contrast of old and new. Nicknamed ‘The Pink City’, shops and café’s left and right are made from ancient volcanic stone that gives Yerevan an intriguing glow,” the article reads.
After exploring a medieval monastery at Lake Sevan, I began my evening with a drive to Dilijan. I’d be staying overnight at Daravand Guest House, which was about 30 minutes away! After 10 minutes, we entered a huge tunnel that’s 2.3 kilometers long. It passes through a mountain! On the other side of the tunnel is the Tavush Region of Armenia.
The flights of Wizz Air Hungarian budget airline on new Yerevan- Larnaca (Cyprus) -Yerevan route will be launched from June 1, 2020. The flights will be carried out twice a week, Zvartnots International Airport said on Facebook.
The 2020 edition of the National Geographic Traveller Cool List celebrates 20 destinations to keep in mind, from Yerevan and Los Angeles to Slovenia and Namibia. In their annual Cool List, the magazine has selected the 20 places you should have on your travel horizon and scoured the globe for 2020’s most interesting destinations.
Armenia is among the 20 countries that registered the highest jump in visitor numbers in 2019 year-on-year, according to the latest statistics from the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). The Armenian tourism grew by 14.4% in the previous year, the survey reveals.
Armenia is on its way to being one of next year’s most talked-about destinations, and there’s more to the tiny Caucasus nation than what makes the nightly news (or Kim Kardashian’s semi-regular visits). Ryanair will begin flying to Armenia in 2020, marking the first time a low-cost airline has serviced the country and ringing in a new era for travel there. The routes will debut with Rome to Yerevan and Milan to Yerevan in January, followed by Memmingen to Gyumri and Berlin to Yerevan the following summer. One-way tickets start at $33, making Armenia a budget-friendly—and blissfully offbeat—add-on to your next trip to Europe.
The old city under the capital's Republic Square will become an open-air museum. As RA Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said on his Facebook page, this year work will begin to open the historical layer of old Yerevan, located under the Republic Square. Thus, it will become a kind of museum object.
K’ndzmendzyuk, chercheruk, s’msemok, mokhratal are just a few of the over two dozen herbal plants, many of whose names are quite tough to pronounce, that the people of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh Republic) use in baking the famous zhengyalov hatz. This delicious bread stuffed with local herbs is known as an authentic Artsakh food, although people of Syunik and some in the Tavush region also bake it.
The Telegraph has included Armenia among unusual holiday destinations for those seeking new experiences. “Some of Christianity’s most resonant religious beacons dot awesome Armenia, including the 10th-century Haghpat mountain monastery, a church where the Robe of Christ allegedly lies, and the world’s oldest cathedral at Etchmiadzin, on the way to the lively and cultured capital, Yerevan,” The Telegraph writes.