Tbilisi International Airport is to be expanded to twice its current passenger handling capacity. According to news from the head of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development, Dmitry Kumsishvili, the airport will soon be able to serve 3.5 million people a year.
Good news for citizens of Georgia, the new Visa Liberalization arrangement issued by the EU Commission has reached the final stage. Now citizens will be able to travel without visas in 26 countries of the EU block.
Coming on May 26th, the people of the Republic of Georgia celebrate Independence Day, the so Day of First Republic in 1918. Visitors can view and take part in a variety of scheduled activities including cultural events, and live performances, not to mention sightseeing Tbilisi and other Georgian cites celebrating.
Before Miami Beach became a hotspot in the early 20th Century, when Tahiti was an as yet unheard of travel paradise, Borjomi in Georgia was a garden of delight for generations. As far back as the early 1800’s the tropical climate and crystal mineral waters of Borjomi were a prized commodity.
In news from Georgia, the new airline FlyGeorgia will being operating in between Tbilisi and Kiev starting April 1. The airline will begin with four scheduled flights per week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays out of Borispol Airport, according to the news.
This year’s meeting of the Tripartite Council for the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Project is to be held in Istanbul starting today. The railway, a joint Georgian-Azerbaijani-Turkish inter-state affair, is heavily funded by the Azerbaijan State Oil Fund, and of mutual benefit to all the partners.
In news from Georgia, a National Tourism Administration is being organized by the government there to cooperate with the Ministry of Economics and the National Tourism Administration.
The Rezidor Hotel Group reveals its newfangled Radisson Blu Resort in one of Georgia’s most touristic areas –Tsinandali, Kakheti province.
It may have taken three long years for plans to come to fruition, but finally Georgia is set catch up with the rest of Europe, enforcing an anti-smoking policy that will see all public restaurants and cafes compelled to introduce non-smoking zones.
Russia has agreed to offer visa-free travel to Georgian citizens, to strengthen diplomatic relations with that country. However, there are some conditions.
Next time you sip a fine Oregon pinot noir, think on the origins of this noble nectar. No one knows for certain its birth, but the clues are fascinating.
In event news from the Republic of Georgia, the fifth annual Black Sea Jazz Festival, which runs from July 19 – 24, is scheduled to kick off in the coastal city of Batumi. The event is being promoted by Eastern Promotion marketing, and some of the jazz world’s major stars are slated for the event.
The Georgian Military Highway runs north through the Caucasus from Tbilisi to the border of Russia. Since 1799, it has served as an important link between Asia and Europe. This highway was not referred to as the Military Highway until Russia annexed east Georgia during the 19th century, improving the track for the purpose of troop movements. For the traveler the highway is significant because it travels past some of the most awe inspiring landscapes and attractions in the world.
President Mikheil Saaklashvili of Georgia as proclaimed that Svaneti resort will rival the world’s great ski destinations, and why not. High atop the world, unaccessible except to the adventurer, this majestic place already rivals any on Earth for sheer beauty and mysticism. One people can visit here conveniently, millions will yearn to see this jewel of the Caucasus.
The Republic of Georgia is a hot spot for International direct investment in Eastern Europe. Despite an economic contraction after the spat with Russia in 2008, the country is on course for substantial growth this year. President Mikheil Saakashvili is approaching investors in the Middle East this week about accelerating the country’s recovery.