Armenia hosts Ecotourism 2018 conference

13:41 • 14.04.18



The third annual Ecotourism 2018 conference opened at the American University (AUA) on Saturday to address the opportunities and prospects of developing the sector.


The event offers the participants an exceptional platform for exchanging ideas and experience, and considering plans for boosting the small businesses and creating a network of interested partners, AUA President Armen Der-Kyureghyan said in an opening speech.


“I am highly impressed by the pavilions here as they are much better compared to last year,” he said, addressing the attendees.


Khachik Hakobyan, a deputy minister of nature protection, agreed with the AUA president, adding that the sector is under their permanent spotlight.


“Our key task is to promote the development of ecotourism in the eco-systems of Armenia. We have an objective to identify the potential of ecotourism in special protection areas, establish state policy principles aiming to develop ecotourism and evaluate challenges and obstacles.” 


The deputy minister said he believes that the unique landscape and diversity in Armenia are of a great interest to foreign tourists.


“The special protection areas in Armenia, the state reserves, national parks and cultural monuments have a great potential in terms of developing eco-tourism,” he added.

 

 

Ani Ohanyan





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