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New Expectations, New Promises – Welcome to Georgia to Host 3th Annual Tourism Conference

Tourism and Hospitality Conference Welcome to Georgia! The National Awards of Tourism will be held on at the beginning of June, this year and is organized by Welcome to Georgia! and co-organized by the Bank of Georgia and will be the fourth annual one.

The project aims to encourage Georgian tourism and hospitality industry and promote the recognition of companies and brands in the field and to better represent Georgia in the international tourism market.

The organizers of the Welcome to Georgia! National Tourism Awards Project promise much more interesting competition year for the companies working in this field. New jury expert board and other news will be publicly known on the Third Tourism and Hospitality Conference Welcome to Georgia! National Tourism Awards.

“We are preparing for the fourth ceremony very actively. This year will be new nominations. We will try to appreciate the work of the private sector in tourism development “, – said Giorgi Chogovadze, head of the Georgian National Tourism Administration.

Two years ago within the Welcome to Georgia! National Tourism Awards Bank of Georgia successfully launched special category for small and medium segments – “THE FASTEST GROWING COMPANY OF THE YEAR IN THE SME SEGMENT AWARD”. The main reason for initiating this category was to encourage and motivate companies working in the SME segment in tourism and hospitality industry. And last year for the Welcome to Georgia! National Tourism Awards 2017 Bank of Georgia developed second, a very special category – “The best female entrepreneur in the tourism industry awards”. This category was created specially to encourage and motivate female leaders who have dedicated their career to the development of Georgian tourism and hospitality industry and from the beginning of this nomination has great response and interest from the side of women working in this field.

“Project is very successful, so many companies take part in it. The Bank of Georgia tries to maximize its support for this sector. This year we will have an even more exciting offer for participants. The first two nominations, which are small and medium business, and the most successful entrepreneur woman remains and we have another nomination, which will be very interesting and we will announce a bit later “- Zurab Masurashvili – Head of Micro and Small Business Banking Department of Bank of Georgia.

Tourism and Hospitality Conference within Welcome to Georgia! National Tourism Awards Project was launched in 2016 and represents an unique business platform to exchange information, to communicate and catch up with the latest trends and challenges in tourism and hospitality sphere and Georgian Business industry in general. The aim of this conference is to consolidate representatives of respective industry, government officials; international and local experts, media and opportunity to promote among the broad target audience, to establish all key persons of industry.

The fourth Tourism and Hospitality Conference will consist of panel discussions; B2B meetings and interesting presentations from the top market suppliers and professionals will have a chance to get latest developments and upcoming projects in Georgian tourism and hospitality industry.

The winners will be revealed in December at the Welcome to Georgia! fourth event of the National Tourism Award.