By Aram Arkun
BOSTON – Armenia had a booth at the thirteenth annual Boston Globe Travel Show from February 9 to 11 at the Seaport World Trade Center. It was sponsored by the State Tourism Committee of the Ministry of Economic Development and Investments of the Republic of Armenia with support from the Marriott Hotel of Yerevan, Armenia.
The motto of the booth was “Armenia: the land of warm hospitality.” Makar Melikyan and Lusine Shirinyan of the Embassy of the Republic of Armenia in Washington D.C. were the organizers, while a travel agent provided touristic information, and took the contact information of visitors to the booth.
On Sunday, February 11, there was an Armenian cultural performance, with duduk player Tigran “Tiko” Avetisyan as well as singers Meghri Dervartanian and Hovhannes Khacheryan, who performed two songs.
Boston area volunteers like Armine Hovhannissian, Arminé Manukyan, Sona Antonyan, Pirzu Bogossian, Anna Elmezian, and many others helped make the booth a success.