Honorary Consul Mr Avetik Ghukasyan
Phone: +374 10 263 973, +374 102 20 138
Fax: +374 10 263 973
Assignments: owner of a catering business and two self service canteens (www.aries.am ). Founding director of a tour operating company (www.aryan-tours.com).
Professional experience: broad experience in hospitality industry; providing tour packages to foreign tourists including airport meet-n-greet, transfer to hotel, discounted hotel reservations, tours in Armenia, organization of conferences, workshops and corporate events, etc. (www.conference.am). Professional simultaneous interpretation (English-Armenian-Russian).
The sectors of high potential for development of relations: 1) Tourism – Armenia is a unique country in terms of ancient history and culture. First Christian country in the world with diverse and unique mountainous landscape make it exotic and unforgettable for Estonians living in the plains. 2) IT sector as the most dynamically growing sector is interested in Estonian e-solutions. Partnership between Armenian and Estonian IT companies may be remarkable useful, especially outsourcing IT jobs to Armenian companies due to high quality and less expensive labor force, minimal investment and zero risk. 3) Export of Armenian canned fruits and vegetables, alcohol and non-alcohol beverages to Estonian market.
Vision for being more actively involved in developing relations with Estonia: Launching cooperation with Estonian travel agencies to start hosting groups of tourists from Estonia. Readiness to assist building up cooperation between Estonian and Armenian IT companies.
Publications: tourist guide “Armenia in color” published in 2005-2006 in English and French.
Hobbies: main hobby is history.