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U.S.-Funded Dashtadem Cultural Preservation Project Complete

On April 30, 2019, U.S. Ambassador Lynne M. Tracy joined Deputy Minister of Culture Tigran Galstyan to celebrate the completion of a U.S.-funded cultural preservation project in Dashtadem. The project, funded by a $143,175 grant through the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP), involved the excavation and partial restoration of the Dashtadem Fortress complex.

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AMAP renews panels at Khor Virap

Getting ready for the Pope’s visit in Armenia, starting June 24: renewing and placing 10 interpretive panels (with companion mobile app) at Khor Virap, with a stunning view of the biblical Mt. Ararat, believed to be the place Noah landed after the flood. Fingers crossed he’ll have chance to read one or two, they’re in […]

June 25th, 2016|News, Press Releases, Updates and announcements|
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USAID introduces new partnership project with Smithsonian to Support Cultural Heritage Tourism in Armenia

On November 20, 2015 the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with Smithsonian Institution have launched an innovative project to support cultural sustainability through cultural tourism in Armenia. The official ceremony took place at the Matenadaran Scientific Research Institute of Ancient Manuscripts in Yerevan. The ceremony included remarks by the U.S. Ambassador […]

November 24th, 2015|Updates and announcements|
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TATON Cross-Border meeting of Armenian and Turkish tour operators

TATON Cross-Border meeting of Armenian and Turkish tour operators took place in Yerevan (Aviatrans hotel) on Wednesday, August 26, 2015. During meeting Mr. Richard Ney, President and Chief of Party AMAP Human Development NGO, introduced the goals, benefits of TATON (Turkish Armenian Tour Operators Network) and prototype of TATON website. H.E. U.S. Ambassador Richard M. Mills, Jr. highlighted the […]

August 28th, 2015|Bridges, News, TATON, Updates and announcements|
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AMAP Bridges Newsletter


Winter 2015

What is Bridges?     
Around the world, tourism has proven its potential to strengthen developing economies. The USAID-funded Bridges project was developed to spur regional economic growth, through increased cross-border tourism between Armenia and Turkey.

Bridges, an offshoot of the AMAP Black Sea Silk Road Corridor (BSSRC) project, focuses on the benefits to tour operators in […]

March 25th, 2015|News, Updates and announcements|
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Meeting with Former U.S. Ambassador to Armenia

On August 28, 2014, AMAP Human Development NGO hosted U.S. Ambassador to Armenia John Heffern at the Erebuni Museum. Following a tour of the museum, guided by Erebuni Museum Director Gagik Gyurjian, AMAP presented its recent activities. Accompanying Ambassador Heffern were USAID Mission Director Karen Hilliard, and other representatives from the U.S. Mission.

AMAP President Richard […]

March 12th, 2015|News, Updates and announcements|
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Bridges 1-st Roundtable Meeting in Turkey

November 22: AMAP and Ekonomistler Platformu (EkP) partners met in Istanbul to discuss Bridges objectives and challenges. Günnur Özalp, owner of Eurasia Tourism, presented an excellent overview of the realities facing tour industry service providers today.

March 12th, 2015|News, Updates and announcements|

Bridges 1-st Roundtable Meeting in Armenia

November 8: AMAP met with a small group of Armenian tour operators; this was the first of several roundtables to be held, and allowed us to present and discuss our project, and respond to questions.

March 12th, 2015|News, Updates and announcements|
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Bridges 2-nd Roundtable Meeting in Armenia

December 4: The Bridges team met with over 30 Armenian tour operators to discuss project opportunities, challenges and ideas. AMAP President and Chief of Party Richard Ney kicked off the event to present Bridges.

EkP Chairman Oğuz Demir added his comments, encouragement and hope for the success of the project. Former U.S. Ambassador to Armenia John Heffern joined the lively […]

March 12th, 2015|News, Updates and announcements|