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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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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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