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Drop in Oil Prices not Reflected in Ticket Prices in Georgia


Despite the fact that oil prices and with them fuel are getting cheaper in Georgia, the airlines operating in the country have  not yet revised the airfare. Amiran Abesadze, a representative of the Yanair airline  in Georgia, states  “Commersant” that the decline in the share of aviation fuel in the …

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The $755 Condom Pack Is the Latest Indignity in Venezuela


Venezuelans who already must line up for hours to buy chicken, sugar, medicines and other basic products in short supply now face a new indignity: Condoms are hard to find and nearly impossible to afford. “The country is so messed up that now we have to wait in line even …

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EU project to help Georgian labour market improve


The European Union (EU) provides financial assistance to improve the dialogue between the key actors of the Georgian labour market. The EU, Georgia and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) launched a project “Promoting Labour Relations and Social Dialogue in Georgia”, aiming to support dialogue between the Georgian government, business, and …

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Economic Growth at 4.7% instead of the Planned 5%


According to the 2014 results, the Georgian economy grew by 4.7% instead of the planned 5% – what is the reason? Why has the government failed to fulfill its forecast for economic growth for the second year? In 2013, the plan of GDP growth was 6%, but in reality it …

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China airline wants passengers to stand for flight


HONG KONG — China’s first budget carrier, Spring Airlines Co. 601021, -3.16% is considering seeking permission to have passengers stand during a flight in exchange for a lower price, China National Radio reported Tuesday. While similar schemes have been studied by Ireland’s Ryanair Holdings and others, Spring’s plan originated with …

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Kakheti among 10 extraordinary places to visit


Telegraph-If you want an extraordinary adventure, start by picking somewhere you’ve never heard of… until now. The British publication  has named Georgia as one of the most extraordinary destinations in the world. If you want an extraordinary adventure, start by picking somewhere you’ve never heard of… until now. When it …

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Shortage of Low-cost Accommodation in Tbilisi to be Solved


In the near future, there will not be a shortage of low-cost accommodation in Tbilisi,  tourism experts predict. Due to the deficit of the hotels, prices  will be  gradually regulated and occupancy will  decrease.  Tbilisi is one of the leaders in Europe in the shortage of hotels. Shalva Alaverdashvili, President of Georgian …

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Starbucks not coming to Georgia — Commersant


Newspaper “Commersant” reported that the American franchise Starbucks is not planning to enter the Georgian market as of yet. “Commersant” contacted the company’s representative in Central Europe and Asia, Eamon van Stijn regarding the rumors that have been circulating in the country about Starbucks coming to Tbilisi. “Starbucks takes very …

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