Tourism in Armenia

Armenia recorded a total of 1 million tourists in 2016, ranking 108th in the world in absolute terms.

That smaller countries regularly perform lower in a comparison of the absolute number of guests, is obvious. By putting the tourist numbers in relation to the population of Armenia, the result is much more comparable picture: With 0.43 tourists per resident, Armenia ranked 92nd in the world. In Western Asia, it ranked 7th.

Armenia generated around 988.00 million US Dollar in the tourism sector alone. This corresponds to 8.6 percent of its the gross domestic product.



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Development of the tourism sector in Armenia from 1995 to 2016

The following chart shows the number of tourist arrivals registered in Armenia each year. Anyone who spends at least one night in the country but does not live there for more than 12 months is considered a tourist. Insofar as the survey included the purpose of the trip, business trips and other non-tourism travel purposes have already been excluded. The number of people passing through within the same day, and e.g. crew members of ships or flights are also not considered as tourists in most countries. If the same person travels in and out more than once within the same year, each visit counts again.

Tourists per year in Armenia

Revenues in tourism

In 1995, tourism revenues amounted to 14.00 million USD, or about 0.95 percent of the gross national product. This corresponded to about 12,000.00 tourists at that time and roughly 1,167 USD per person. Within 21 years, the country's dependence on tourism has increased drastically. In the last year of the survey, the revenue now amounts to 988.00 million USD, accounting for 9.4 percent of the gross national product. Each visitor now spends an average of 784 USD for his holiday in Armenia.

Annual receipts as percentage of the gross national product:
Tourism receipts in Armenia per year

All data for Armenia in detail

YearNumber of touristsReceipts\% of GNPExpences per person
199512,000.0014.00 m $0.95 %1,167 $
199613,000.0018.00 m $1.1 %1,385 $
199723,000.0033.00 m $2.0 %1,435 $
199832,000.0041.00 m $2.2 %1,281 $
199941,000.0047.00 m $2.5 %1,146 $
200045,000.0052.00 m $2.7 %1,156 $
2001123,000.0081.00 m $3.8 %659 $
2002162,000.0081.00 m $3.4 %500 $
2003206,000.0090.00 m $3.2 %437 $
2004263,000.00188.00 m $5.3 %715 $
2005319,000.00243.00 m $5.0 %762 $
2006382,000.00406.00 m $6.4 %1,063 $
2007511,000.00522.00 m $5.7 %1,022 $
2008558,000.00564.00 m $4.8 %1,011 $
2009575,000.00570.00 m $6.6 %991 $
2010684,000.00694.00 m $7.5 %1,015 $
2011758,000.00762.00 m $7.5 %1,005 $
2012963,000.00853.00 m $8.0 %886 $
20131.08 m905.00 m $8.1 %835 $
20141.20 m994.00 m $8.6 %826 $
20151.19 m956.00 m $9.1 %802 $
20161.26 m988.00 m $9.4 %784 $


All data correspond to the information of the World Tourism Organization.