In tourism news from the Caucasus, the number of international travellers visiting Georgia increased by 23 per cent in January compared with the same month last year, according to the head of the Georgian National Tourism Agency, Giorgi Chogovadze.
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.
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.
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.