Category: Georgia travel news

Georgia Travel & Tourism News for visitors. Georgia, a country at the intersection of Europe and Asia, is a former Soviet republic that’s home to Caucasus Mountain villages and Black Sea beaches. It’s famous for Vardzia, a sprawling cave monastery dating to the 12th century, and the ancient wine-growing region Kakheti. The capital, Tbilisi, is known for the diverse architecture and mazelike, cobblestone streets of its old town.

UNWTO Social Distancing Policy and Masks are a big NO
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UNWTO Social Distancing Policy and Masks are a big NO

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 22, 2020

The UNWTO Executive Council met last week in Georgia. This was a controversial session not only because the event was ... Read More

Will the UN stop UNWTO Secretary-General Pololikashvili?
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Will the UN stop UNWTO Secretary-General Pololikashvili?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 20, 2020

US President Trump may have had Russia's President Vladimir Putin helping in the US election. The UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili  ... Read More

UNWTO new data shows 93% reduction in tourism arrivals
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UNWTO new data shows 93% reduction in tourism arrivals

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 16, 2020

UNWTO did a surprising approach and is currently meeting with 170 delegates from 24 countries in Georgia to conduct the ... Read More

UNWTO Manipulation to secure the re-election of Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili continues
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UNWTO Manipulation to secure the re-election of Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili continues

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 15, 2020

A corrupt UNWTO has more tricks set up to fool tourism ministers representing the Executive Council of the UN Specialized ... Read More

How UNWTO is tainting any United Nations call for fair elections?
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How UNWTO is tainting any United Nations call for fair elections?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 13, 2020

Forget COVID-19. Members of the UNWTO Executive Council are on their way to Tbilisi, Georgia to be part of the ... Read More

UNWTO is looking for a new Secretary General by November
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UNWTO is looking for a new Secretary General by November

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 11, 2020

Did the next UNWTO Election Manipulation just begin discreetly?  "It’s very strange to move the election to January. It’s the ... Read More

Beautiful and incredibly tasty Georgia ready to reopen for tourism
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Beautiful and incredibly tasty Georgia ready to reopen for tourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 10, 2020

Zurab Pololikashvili is the secretary for the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), and he was the ambassador to Spain for Georgia ... Read More

Georgia bans foreign visitors from entering the country
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Georgia bans foreign visitors from entering the country

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 16, 2020

Georgia's government announced that foreign citizens will not be able to enter Georgia at least until the end of March, ... Read More

Turkey’s Pegasus airline launches flights to Medina and Batumi
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Turkey’s Pegasus airline launches flights to Medina and Batumi

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 17, 2020

Turkey’s airline Pegasus continues to expand its network with the launch of two new routes. The launch of Medina will ... Read More

Georgia: Russian flight ban devalued Georgian national currency
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Georgia: Russian flight ban devalued Georgian national currency

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 13, 2019

The head of the National Bank of Georgia announced that Georgia calculated the losses resulting from the termination of flights ... Read More

Georgian Airways suing Russia for $25 million
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Georgian Airways suing Russia for $25 million

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 8, 2019

Georgia's national flag carrier, Georgian Airways, has filed a lawsuit with the European Court of Rights against the Ministry of ... Read More

Georgian Prime Minister supports resumption of direct flights between Georgia and Russia
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Georgian Prime Minister supports resumption of direct flights between Georgia and Russia

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 1, 2019

Prime Minister of Georgia, Giorgi Gakharia, has welcomed a possible improvement in relations with Russia, namely the resumption of direct ... Read More

Russia’s Foreign Minister wants flights between Russia and Georgia to resume
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Russia’s Foreign Minister wants flights between Russia and Georgia to resume

mm Chief Assignment Editor- September 26, 2019

Resuming direct flights between Moscow and Georgia would be a right thing to do, because the majority of Georgian citizens ... Read More

Russian tourism official: Odds of restoring air links with Georgia this year are nil
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Russian tourism official: Odds of restoring air links with Georgia this year are nil

mm Chief Assignment Editor- August 14, 2019

Vice president of the Russian Union of Travel Industry said that there are no prerequisites for restoring air links with ... Read More

Georgian PM: Spat with Russia costs Georgia’s tourism $60 million in July
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Georgian PM: Spat with Russia costs Georgia’s tourism $60 million in July

mm Chief Assignment Editor- August 13, 2019

Georgian Prime Minister, Mamuka Bakhtadze, said on Monday that the losses of Georgia’s tourism industry in July amounted to about ... Read More

Georgian Airways: Russia flight ban cost $25 million so far
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Georgian Airways: Russia flight ban cost $25 million so far

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 29, 2019

Georgia's national flag carrier, Georgian Airways, on Monday said that the ban on direct flights to Russia resulted in losses ... Read More

Georgian tourism official: Russians canceled 60% of hotel bookings in Georgia
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Georgian tourism official: Russians canceled 60% of hotel bookings in Georgia

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 10, 2019

According to the founder and head of the Georgian Hotel and Restaurant Federation Shalva Alaverdashvili, the ban on direct air ... Read More

Georgia’s Tourism chief: Loss of Russian tourists will cost Georgian economy $710 million
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Georgia’s Tourism chief: Loss of Russian tourists will cost Georgian economy $710 million

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 4, 2019

The number of Russians visiting Georgia will drop by 1 mln amid Russia’s temporary flight suspension, resulting in losses for ... Read More

Georgian Prime Minister: Georgia is safe for foreign tourists
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Georgian Prime Minister: Georgia is safe for foreign tourists

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 25, 2019

Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze said on Monday that Georgia is a safe country for tourists from Russia and other ... Read More

Armenia offers to facilitate flights between Russia and Georgia after Putin bans direct air travel
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Armenia offers to facilitate flights between Russia and Georgia after Putin bans direct air travel

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 24, 2019

Armenian Prime Minister said that the country is ready to become a buffer zone between Georgia and Russia to provide ... Read More

Russia warns travelers to leave Georgia and suspends commercial flights by Georgian Airlines
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Russia warns travelers to leave Georgia and suspends commercial flights by Georgian Airlines

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 23, 2019

The UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili is from Georgia, the 2019 UNWTO General Assembly is planned for September in St. Petersburg, ... Read More

Putin bans Russian airlines from flying to Georgia
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Putin bans Russian airlines from flying to Georgia

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 21, 2019

Russia's President Putin has signed a decree prohibiting Russian airlines from transporting Russian citizens to Georgia from July 8. The ... Read More

Will UNWTO pack up in Madrid and move to China or Georgia?
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Will UNWTO pack up in Madrid and move to China or Georgia?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 10, 2019

UNWTO may be on its way to a new home in China or Georgia. UNWTO was a guest in Spain ... Read More

Budapest Airport welcomes winter with Georgian Myway Airlines
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Budapest Airport welcomes winter with Georgian Myway Airlines

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 30, 2018

Budapest Airport has welcomed the start of the new winter season by celebrating the arrival of its latest airline partner, ... Read More

Hahn Air Group: A20 new partners implemented
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Hahn Air Group: A20 new partners implemented

editor editor- October 18, 2018

Hahn Air has already integrated 20 new carriers into its global network of more than 350 air, rail and shuttle ... Read More

7 reasons you should never visit Georgia (the country)
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7 reasons you should never visit Georgia (the country)

editor editor- August 30, 2018

Consider these 7 reasons why you should never visit Georgia, the country, at the intersection of Asia and Europe. Read More

Georgian Tourism launches AI that detects genuine tourist emotions
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Georgian Tourism launches AI that detects genuine tourist emotions

mm Chief Assignment Editor- August 10, 2018

The campaign, 'Emotions are Georgia', was launched on July 18th, 2018 by Georgian National Tourism Administration (GNTA). Read More

Minister: Iran and Georgia should integrate bankcard systems to boost tourism
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Minister: Iran and Georgia should integrate bankcard systems to boost tourism

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 27, 2018

Iran has proposed to integrate its bankcard systems with Georgia's in a move to boost tourism revenues for the two ... Read More

New UNWTO Deputy Secretary General, how did he get there?
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New UNWTO Deputy Secretary General, how did he get there?

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- April 25, 2018

He is a good man, and it’s a great improvement for UNWTO, but how he got there may have been ... Read More

Cologne to Tbilis on Georgian Airways links Germany with Georgia
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Cologne to Tbilis on Georgian Airways links Germany with Georgia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 23, 2018

Cologne Bonn Airport in Germany has confirmed another new carrier will join its airline ranks this month when Georgian Airways ... Read More

Estonia and Georgia share their e-governance expertise with the Caribbean
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Estonia and Georgia share their e-governance expertise with the Caribbean

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 12, 2018

The initiative will create citizen-centric seamless Caribbean governments and transform the regional public sector. Read More

Reporter threatened by Georgia has a message to UNWTO delegates: Vote NO
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Reporter threatened by Georgia has a message to UNWTO delegates: Vote NO

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 6, 2017

After claiming he received death threats from Georgia, Frank Tetzel, Editor in Chief for Fair-Economics, a leading German publication based ... Read More

Geoffrey Lipman: “Yes” or “No” on UNWTO Secretary General Confirmation
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Geoffrey Lipman: “Yes” or “No” on UNWTO Secretary General Confirmation

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 3, 2017

Professor Geoffrey Lipman is former Assistant Secretary General of UNWTO, first President of WTTC and Executive Director at IATA He ... Read More

How a Georgian journalist sees UNWTO nominee Zurab Pololikashvili for Secretary General?
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How a Georgian journalist sees UNWTO nominee Zurab Pololikashvili for Secretary General?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 1, 2017

The Author of this Due Diligence Report on UNWTO Nominee Zurab Pololikashvili is a geopolitical analysts with extremely strong ties to the ... Read More

UNWTO Secretary General: Heavyweight vs Lightweight
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UNWTO Secretary General: Heavyweight vs Lightweight

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 31, 2017

The Outgoing UNWTO Secretary-General And The Proposed Incoming Secretary-General Elect: Heavyweights vs lightweights qualified vs unqualified, it is never too hard to ... Read More