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Borjomi-Town of Mineral Waters

The town is famous for its mineral water industry (which is the number one export of Georgia). Archaeological excavations have revealed the existence of stone bathes in the area, proving that these mineral waters have been utilized by people for thousands of years. Because of the supposed curative powers of …

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Promoting Tourism In Georgia In The 1970’S

During the Soviet era, Georgia was the “Riviera of the Soviet Union”, with 3 million visitors annually. Georgia appealed to tourists because of its sunny weather, its culture, wines and food, health spas, beaches and skiing. Tourism was centrally planned and the market was monopolized by Intourist, a state owned tourism …

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Georgia launches summer tourist campaign

TBILISI, Georgia – “What are you looking for this summer? Delicate Europe? Breathtaking seashores? Modern infrastructure? Untamed nightlife? Wild nature? Divine relaxation? Exotic culture? Or maybe you want it all? Then spend summer in Georgia.” Georgia’s National Tourism Administration will allocate 8 million GEL this year to promote the country’s …

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Estonian Film Biz Rides Post-Oscar Bump

Estonian Film Biz Rides Post-Oscar Bump

The foreign-language film Oscar nomination that Estonian drama “Tangerines” earned marked a significant breakthrough internationally for the country’s film industry and also boosted the morale of Estonian filmmakers — and maybe their bottom lines as well. ‘Tangerines’ has shown that it is worth valuing Estonian film and supporting it because …

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Estonian Producer Allfilm Hits Cannes With Arty Slate

Estonian Producer Allfilm Hits Cannes With Arty Slate

After “Tangerines,” the future looks bright for leading Estonian producer Allfilm. As Cannes gets under way, “Tangerines,” the first Estonian arthouse pic to nab U.S. distribution, will be on screens in 14 American cities and will expand to more by the end of May. The film, written and directed by Zaza …

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Tunnel Opened on Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway – Deputy Minister

A tunnel, located between the Georgian and Turkish border, has been opened on the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway, Azerbaijani Deputy Transport Minister Musa Panahov said May 12. He made the remarks at the opening ceremony of the 14th International Transport, Transit and Logistics Exhibition and 5th Anniversary Caspian International Road Infrastructure and …

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Iranian company in talks to launch two power plants in Georgia

Since hopes for elimination of sanctions imposed over Iran are rising due to progressive nuclear talks, Iranian companies are accelerating the talks with regional countries on intake industrial projects. The Commercial Manager at the Iranian MEPCO Group told Trend May 7 that this company is in negotiations with Georgia and …

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Cannes Young Lions Winners Announced!

Georgia has revealed a team of two people who will represent the country at the next international Cannes Lions festival in June. Dimitri Vachnadze and Zackharia Metreveli from Windfor’s will compete with the world’s other best “young lions” at the international competition. The pair were revealed as the winners of …

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Georgia Celebrates Saint George’s Day

Saint George has always been especially honored and respected as a patron saint of Georgia and there are hundreds of churches dedicated to him. Georgian Orthodox Christians celebrate Saint George’s Day, Giorgoba, (Georgian: გიორგობა) twice a year; on May 6 and on 23 November.    

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Georgian Photographers’ Work Included in EaP Magazine

Six Georgian photographers are being featured in a new online magazine that encourages and raises the global awareness of young photographers from European Union Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries. A selection of images by young photographers from six EaP countries Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine have been published in …

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Helen Graves: The Markets of Georgia

The Markets of Georgia

Famous freelancer, Helen Graves who has worked for loads of well known media channels like The Guardian, The Times, The Evening Standard, Sainsbury’s Magazine and others, writes about food  Markets of Georgia. The Georgians are remarkable characters, famous for their hospitality; warm, open and generous, their eyes sparkle and their laughter …

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