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Monday, July 23, 2012

Holy Echmiadzin Promotes Religious Tourism in Armenia (Armenian News Agency)

I had the wonderful honor of visiting and touring Armenia several years ago, as I worked together with Armenian tourism authories in regards to developing the faith-based tourism market.

As such, I was thrilled to come across the article below just this week. Armenia has so much to offer and is such a remarkable destination for religious tourism - especially with its incredible history and heritage of faith through the centuries. I believe it will be one of the great new destinations for people in faith.

After you read the article below, I encourage you to visit the official tourist office website for Armenia:

Holy Echmiadzin promotes religious tourism in Armenia

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 11 July, 2012
YEREVAN, JULY 11, ARMENPRESS: Gevorgyan Seminary Celebrations Hall of Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin hosted discussions  entitled  ‘’ Holy Echmiadzin in the religious and cultural  crosswords’’ on July 10.
As information department briefed Armenpress, administrative department  head of the Holy See of Echmiadzin Bishop Edward Babayan came up with an opening speech.
Referring to the need for the development of religious tourism, the Bishop emphasized the launch of such seminaries stating they will be of continuous nature. The spiritual representative also presented the efforts of Holy See made  in that direction aimed at acquainting its pilgrims and tourists with Armenian people national and spiritual values.
Then Ara Petrosyan , Deputy Minister of Economy of the Republic of Armenia  expressed his gratitude to the Holy See for the development of such importance tourism industry branch, stating such meetings are also strengthening the cooperation between the companies involved in  this sector and the Holy See.
The meeting was concluded by the reception in newly opened ‘’Agape’’ pilgrimage hall.

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