The United Nations World Tourism Organization included Armenia in the list of 20 fastest-growing travel destinations. Every year the UNWTO is tracking the trends and presents information about which countries are spiking interest, Travel and Leisure reported.
“Throughout its long history (over 3,000 years), Armenia has been plagued with conflict. However now, in more stable times, the country had an 18 percent growth in tourism over the past year. Because it was the world’s first Christian country, many of the most popular tourist attractions are monasteries that date back thousands of years,” the article says.
The list also includes Egypt, Vietnam, Malta, Iceland, Montenegro, Tunisia and other countries.