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New Airline at Batumi International Airport


On June 23, Kazakhstan air company Sunkar Air has performed its first flight on the route Almaty-Batumi-Almaty. For summer season flights will be performed every Friday, by Boeing 737-800 type aircrafts. About TAV Georgia TAV Georgia is an affiliated company of TAV Airports Holding. It started its operation in Georgia …

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Second Tourism and Hospitality Conference within the Welcome to Georgia


National Tourism Awards 2017 On June 14th  Second Tourism and Hospitality Conference within the Welcome to Georgia. National Tourism Awards 2017 was held at the exhibition center Expo Georgia in Conference Hall of Pavilion ІІІ. The Conference was co-organized with Georgian National Tourism Administration and was supported by Ministry of …

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Role of the Tourism for Developing Social and Economic Conditions

Tourists in Tbilisi

For any country, one of the most important goals is to increase economy which means to produce more and more high-quality products and services. To say in other words it means higher level of living. Naturally, economic increase is achieved by effective use of the existing resources. Georgia is a …

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Traffic Through Airports of Georgia Keeps Growing


Traffic growth through Georgia’s airports has recently increased. According to the Georgian Civil Aviation Agency, in January-May 2017 the international airports of Tbilisi, Kutaisi and Batumi and the regional airports of Mestia and Ambrolauri together served 46.96% more passengers than in the same period last year. A total of 1.22 …

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Summer Resort Season 2017 – Novelties and Expectations

Photo/ National Tourism Administration

National Tourism Administration has been conducting marketing campaigns in 14 countries. The agency has already spent 7.5 million GEL on these campaigns and selected 8 internet platforms for conducting online advertising campaigns, including 4 Russian platforms. In April 2017 Giorgi Chogovadze, head of national tourism administration, noted that Google was …

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Tourists’ Bank Transactions Grow


According to National Bank’s annual report (2016), ATM and POS terminal transactions by foreign visitors have increased by 20% year on year. Card transactions support infrastructure has been also expanded: POS Terminals (+29% year on year ) and ATMs (+5% year on year). At the end of the reporting year, …

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Visitors Inflow to Georgia Grows by Annual 6%


In May 2017 number of visitors to Georgia made up 552 958 persons, up 6% year on year. In May an inflow of visitors from Russia increased by 14 206 persons year on year. Iran is second (+ 11 515 visitors) and Armenia is third (+9 872). Number of visitors …

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River Side Hotel – Story of the Incredible Transformation


Interview with Dimitri Shvelidze, Deputy Director of River Side Hotel.  – Hotel River Side enjoys highest evaluations on Booking.com. Do favorable location and services satisfy the guests expectations and interests? Obviously, location plays a key role for any hotel, however, having proper service and facilities are equally important. We at …

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Giorgi Chogovadze on Tourism Sector Plans


Director of NTA, Giorgi Chogovadze has introduced a report on activity for 2016 and future plans by the LEPL “National Tourism Administration”. The report provided the detailed tourism administration organizational structure, staff and budget, as well as activities directed to development of tourism infrastructure, improvement of service quality and marketing activities …

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