News from the budget airline “Victory” (Pobeda by Aeroflot) tell of coming flights operating between Kutaisi in Georgia and Moscow and Saint Petersburg in Russia. Beginning in September, the airline intends starting regular flights via five Russian airlines.
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.
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.
One of Europe’s and the world’s most interesting regions, the countries that surround the Black Sea hold many of humankind’s most extraordinary historic and architectural treasures. Architecturally, the region is dotted with Roman, Greek, Ottoman, Byzantine, and neo-classic examples of our finest constructs. From the Crimea to Romania, down to Bulgaria, then to Turkey and Georgia, many largely underestimated wonders await new travelers. Here are but a very few magical ones.
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.
According to the news from Azerbaijan, Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski met with Azerbaijani Parliament Speaker Oktay Asadov today to further strengthen those nations’ ties. The meeting in Baku, Komorowski’s first stop on a trou that covers Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Georgia, was primarily focused toward Poland’s interests in Azerbeijan’s energy sector.
In news from Sea Island, Georgia, Sea Island Acquisition, LLC announced the appointment of Scott Steilen as President of the Sea Island Resort. Steilen will oversee the company’s operations including Sea Island Golf Club, the Cloister at Sea Island, and world famous lodge there.
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.