(Travel+Leisure)- Armenia has been among the 20 fastest-growing travel destinations in the world over the past year.
Every year, the United Nations World Tourism Organization tracks travel trends to predict the newest up-and-coming destinations.
The organization tracks international visitors and presents information about the countries spiking interest.
“Throughout its long history (over 3,000 years), Armenia has been plagued with conflict. However now, in more stable times, the country had an 18 percent growth in tourism over the past year. Because it was the world’s first Christian country, many of the most popular tourist attractions are monasteries that date back thousands of years,” the website writes.
Armenia has been included in the list along with Palestine, Egypt, Northern Mariana Islands, Iceland, Tunisia, Vietnam, Uruguay, Nicaragua, Mongolia, Israel, Malta, Seychelles, Montenegro, Chile, Oman, Cyprus, Colombia, Finland and Japan.