Tourist arrivals in Artsakh surged 102 percent in the first five months of 2018 from a year earlier, data from the country’s ministry of culture, youth affairs and tourism showed on Thursday.
The country welcomed a total of 8,654 foreign tourists from January to May 2018, against the 4,292 tourist arrivals recorded in the same period last year.
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Moreover, the tourist arrivals also grew according to months (180%, 225%, 19%, 14% and 146% respectively).
The total number of subjects engaged in tourism reached 10 in Artsakh in January-May, including nine tour operators and one travel agency.
In the reporting period, four tourist accommodation facilities were created in the country. Overall, 53 hotel businesses are currently operating in Artsakh.