ArmInfo. The Swiss Association of Journalists will make a film about Armenia and will publish a number of articles about its tourism potential. The deputy president of the Swiss Association of Journalists Alex DeCotte, who is in Yerevan, said this on May 23 in an interview with journalists.
<The Swiss Association of Journalists, specialized in tourism in the framework of cooperation with the ministries of several countries, makes working trips to these countries, makes tourist reports and publishes articles. At the initiative of the sales representative in the Swiss Confederation Hayk Hovhannisyan, the delegation arrived in Armenia with a 4-day visit. Within the framework of the visit, a film about Armenia will be made for the French TV channel, and dozens of tourist publications will be published about Armenia as a country to be included in the top 5 countries which are must visit, "the journalist said, admitting that first learned about Armenia after the Francophonie summit in the country.
<The days in Armenia for us are, on the one hand, long, on the other, short, as there is much to see and discover. And, at the same time, there is too little time to cover and highlight the entire historical and cultural potential of your country, so we decided to create several groups in order to maximize the opportunity to explore the sights that your country is rich in, "said DeCotte, sharing that he would like to highlight what he had seen today, the Matenadaran Institute of Ancient Manuscripts and the Tumo Center for Creative Technology.
According to him, during his visit, the Swiss journalists set themselves the task of uncovering the unexplored Armenian country for the Swiss and calling among European readers the desire and intention to visit it, while expressing confidence that Armenia will surprise tourists with its rich cultural and historical heritage and its values.
Decotte also noted that their visit to the republic is not over with this trip, the journalists will again come to Armenia for a more in-depth study of, in particular, the Tumo center and further development of cooperation.
The Swiss journalist also revealed the details of the documentary film he is working on, noting that in this film Armenia will be represented as a country with great contrasts, a country having a past in the form of the Matenadaran museum, at the same time a country having a technological future in mind of the Tumo center. A film about Armenia will be released on screens of France in October 2019.
"Considering that the Swiss have rich mountains, we thought about how to sell the idea of traveling in Armenia, and set ourselves the task of presenting Armenia as a noble country with such elements as conscience and soul. We must be able to present these qualities in a special role. Armenia deserves to be a country you want to love, "said the deputy president of the Swiss Association of Journalists. In turn, the trade representative of Armenia in Switzerland Hayk Hovhannisyan noted that the event was initiated with the support of the Ministry of Economic Development and Investments and the state committee on tourism.
<Dozens of Swiss journalists hold their working meetings in various countries, this year we addressed them with a proposal for the next meeting to be held in Armenia. Our initiative includes an idea in which journalists from leading publications of Switzerland travel as tourists in Armenia for several days, after which more than 20 tourist articles on Armenia will be published in Switzerland, "Hovhannisyan explained, expressing confidence that the Armenian Republic will be of interest to Swiss tourists also from the point of view of religion, as the country that first adopted Christianity .