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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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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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Number of Tourists Visiting Protected Areas Increased by 27%

According to data of 9 months of 2018, 974 827 visitors visited Georgia’s protected areas, which is 14% increase compared to the same period of the previous year. 52% of visitors are Georgian, while 48% are foreigners. It should be noted that the number is increased by 27%. The most …

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Vardzia Resort: Place for Intellectual Vacation

Intellectual conversations about God, universe, essence of a human being, the way of the human kind, and history – and all this in the historical region of Samtskhe-Javakheti. On 25-27 August Vardzia Resort hosted an interactive discussion organized by the Thinking Academy. Guests of Vardzia Resort had the possibility to …

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Tourism Sector Revenues in January-June Made up 1.4 billion USD

According to National Bank of Georgia (NBG), in January-June 2018 Georgia’s revenues from international tourism made up 1.4 billion USD, up 305million USD in the same period of 2017 (+26%). Georgia’s revenues in 2017 made up 2.7billion USD. According to the current tendencies, the year of 2018 is expected to …

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Tourist Trips to Reach Nearly 9 million by 2022 in Georgia

Galt&Taggart published a research, reporting Georgia expects 8.8mn tourist trips in 2022 (up from 7.6mn previously), or 2.4x the country’s population. This increase will see Georgia overtake Hungary (1.6x), Slovenia (1.5x), Albania (1.4x) and Bulgaria (1.2x) according to their 2016 ratios. However, this would still be below the proportions found …

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PM: We Aim to Turn Racha into a Four Season Destination

“Our aim is to turn Racha into a four season destination”- stated Mamuka Bakhtadze, Prime Minister of Georgia when visiting Ambrolauri to celebrate the Day of Base.  Head of the Government of Georgia congratulated the local population and every visitor of Racha. He went to the entrepreneurial market organized at …

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Galt & Taggart Expects Tourist Trips to Reach Nearly 9 Million by 2022

Tourism is booming – says Galt&Taggart. According to the company, visitor trips (tourist trips and same-day trips combined) were up 16.4% y/y to 3.0mn in 1H18. Tourist trips drove the growth, reaching 1.9mn visitors and accounting for 64.5% of the total in 1H18. This comfortably translates into our total tourist …

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Turkey is the Most Popular Destination For Georgian Travelers

According to the survey conducted in Tbilisi in June, 2018, every third resident of Tbilisi (33%) has travelled abroad at least once. 27% of Tbilisi residents travelled abroad for personal reasons and 11% for business trips. The most popular destinations are Turkey (47%), Russia (36%), Germany (34%), Azerbaijan (23%), and …

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