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Airbnb Lists Batumi Among 19 Destinations to Visit 2019

”As we approach the year’s end, we’re already looking ahead to our travel planning for the new year. Based on a combination of Airbnb search, booking and wish list growth data*, we’re once again forecasting growing interest in more off-the-beaten-path regions, cities, and towns to explore. Ranging from a vehicle-free …

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Georgia at London International Tourism Exhibition

National Tourism Administration has taken part in London International Tourism Exhibition – WTM 2018. The world’s one of the best tourism events was visited by about 90 000 guests and 2700 reporters. The exhibition hosted 9 325 members of the WTM Buyer’s Club from 200 countries. Jointly with National Tourism …

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Number of Visitors to Georgia Exceeds 8 Million

According to the National Tourism Administration, the number of visitors to Georgia, including transit and other categories, grew by 6.4% in November, compared to November 2017, totaling 598 312 visitors. The number of tourists arriving in Georgia increased by 14% in November – 2017, 269 601 tourists arrived and 307 …

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Price of Ropeway Use in Gudauri Increased

The use of ropeway in Gudauri increased. New prices were posted on the Facebook page of Resort Development Agency. From December 1, 2018, to March 10, 2019, the cost of a one-day pass for Gudauri ropeway will be 50 GEL for adults, last year it was 40 GEL. The two-day …

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Travel Industry to Record 2.4 Billion International Trips by 2030

Market research company Euromonitor International released today new data on the future of the travel industry. New research shows the travel industry is set to record strong growth with international arrivals reaching 2.4 billion by 2030, corresponding to USD 2.6 trillion in incoming receipts.  China, France and the US will …

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The Ski Resort Gudauri is Adding Six New Lifts

The ski resort Gudauri is rebuilding one of its lifts and is installing three new lifts by renowned companies Doppelmayr and Poma. These lifts will increase the skiers uplift capacity by 3.5 times and help in reducing queues. As a result of this, the ski area will be expanded with …

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Rehabilitation of Akhtala Begins in 2019

In the spring of 2019 rehabilitation works will begin on the medicinal-balneological resort Akhtala. According to its head, the construction will take 2-3 years. According to the privatization conditions, the buyer has to invest at least 12 000 000 GEL and set up a hotel complex with 120 rooms that …

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Only Certified Tour Guides to have Work Permission in Georgia

From the first half of 2019, the right to work in Georgia will only have certified guides. The National Tourism Administration starts consultations with relevant associations and independent guides. At this time it is known that it is planned to retrain the knowledgeable people of various languages ​​to avoid misinformation …

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Visitors Inflow from Some Countries Grew by 1000% for Sports Events

In January-October 2018, a total of 7 507 517 international visitors arrived in Georgia. According to National Tourism Administration, tourist inflows particularly increased from several countries. For example, in January-October 2017, Georgia hosted one citizen from Guyana, this year 20 visitors arrived from the same country (1900% upturn). In 2017, …

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Who Chooses Tskaltubo and Why

In the period of January to September 2018 Tskaltubo was visited by 319,328 guests. Israel holds the first place among the visiting countries. Second place goes to Poland, while Germany is on the third position. Russia and Azerbaijan made it to the top five as well. The majority of tourists …

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