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Summer Resort Season 2017 – Novelties and Expectations

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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International Hospitality Management University To Open in Georgia

Under the aegis of Vatel, an acclaimed French business school, the International Hospitality Management University will open in Tbilisi. “This is what Georgia needs today, because tourism in Georgia is developing much faster than hospitality professionals are produced. It is of utmost importance that an internationally praised brand like Vatel …

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Cultural Heritage Project Boosts Potential for Tourism

The Georgian city of Chiatura hosted officials from the National Tourism Administration of Georgia and Imerety regional government on 14 May. The officials, as well as media representatives, visited the natural and cultural heritage sites of Chiatura and took a ride on Cableway #25, built in 1953, which is the …

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Lopota Resort – Pearl of Wine Region Where Time Stands Still

Started with only seven rooms, now Lopota resort gains world attention with its unique  environment and shared values, where service creates individual experiences. This place in the cradle of wine is a mix of modern and traditional cultures, the place where Time Stands Still. Lopota Resort is indeed unique place …

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Zurab Pololikashvili Elected as the New Secretary-General of UNWTO

Georgian Candidate, Ambassador of Georgia to Spain Zurab Pololikashvili has been elected as the new Secretary General of World Tourism Organization UNWTO. UNWTO Ex Council recommended Zurab Pololikashvili from Georgia as a nominee SG for the four-year-period starting January 2018. #UNWTO Ex Council recommends Zurab Pololikashvili from Georgia as a nominee …

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Construction of Tourist Information Center in Kazbegi National Park Launched

Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia, Gigla Agulashvili, together with the head of Tourism National Administration, Giorgi Chigovadze visited Kazbegi National Park Administration and launched the construction of tourist information center. According to the minister, tourists will get detailed information concerning park biodiversity and tourist services in the center. There will …

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