Rizhvadze: Adjara Now has Unique Opportunity to Restore Tourism to 2019 Levels
The Chairman of the Government of Adjara, at today's meeting of the Government of Adjara, spoke about the plan for the restoration of tourism and the preparation of the season in terms of both infrastructure and services.
According to Tornike Rizhvadze, the restoration of tourism, bringing it as close as possible to the 2019 figures is one of the priorities, and appealed to the relevant agencies to switch to an emergency mode for the next three weeks to prepare for the official opening of the season. The Chairman of the Government also noted that in addition to the relevant agencies, the readiness of the relevant contractor companies is important.
As of the 1st quarter of 2022, visitor flows have already been restored by 50% compared to 2019.
"This year we have a unique opportunity to return to the dynamics of 2019. Expectations are positive. I would like to ask the Department of Tourism, the heads of the municipalities, and the administration of the boulevard to intensify the works to meet the tourism season with dignity. I am sure it will be a successful season for the tourism sector.
It is especially important and I want to instruct all organizations to be as strict as possible with each contractor company because it is especially important for us that the money of each citizen, each taxpayer is spent properly and in good faith, "said the Prime Minister.
It is important that for the first time this year, after Estonia and Lithuania, direct flights from Riga to Batumi will be launched by the Latvian National Airline Air Baltic. Adjara is promoted in more than 16 target countries, including the Baltic countries.