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George Kvirikashvili – We’ve Experienced an Important Breakthrough in the Number of Visitors

George Kvirikashvili – We’ve Experienced an Important Breakthrough in the Number of Visitors

We’ve experienced  an important breakthrough in the number of visitors. The Economic Development Minister George Kvirikashvili said at today’s government meeting.

According to him, in May the number of visitors who are staying in Georgia for more than 24 hours increased by 5% compared to the same month of the previous year. Kvirikashvili notes that  this is very important and this trend should continue. He also spoke about the activities that took place in order to attract tourists and that are scheduled in Georgia during the summer.

“A special advertising campaign was held in  nine target markets , more than 200 representatives of international agencies and journalists have been brought to Georgia. We organized special tours, representatives of more than 70 leading travel agencies  have been invited,  special tours and an information campaign have been   also arranged, all this  led to  a breakthrough in the number of visitors by  14. 7%  in spite of the fact that the economic situation in the neighboring countries  has not changed, “- said Minister of Economy.

According to him, the increase in the number of visitors is observed, particularly in the old parts of the city. Kvirikashvili hopes that this season will be successful in terms of tourism. The Minister also made announcement about  the upcoming winter season and noted that at the end of the summer special campaigns would be launched  to make a winter season successful as well.