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Georgian Airways suing Russia for $25 million

Georgian Airways suing Russia for $25 million

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Georgian Prime Minister: Georgia is safe for foreign tourists

Georgian Prime Minister: Georgia is safe for foreign tourists

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Putin bans Russian airlines from flying to Georgia

Putin bans Russian airlines from flying to Georgia

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

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

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

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

Budapest Airport welcomes winter with Georgian Myway Airlines

Budapest Airport welcomes winter with Georgian Myway Airlines

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

Hahn Air Group: A20 new partners implemented

Hahn Air Group: A20 new partners implemented

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

7 reasons you should never visit Georgia (the country)

7 reasons you should never visit Georgia (the country)

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

Georgian Tourism launches AI that detects genuine tourist emotions

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cologne to Tbilis on Georgian Airways links Germany with Georgia

Cologne to Tbilis on Georgian Airways links Germany with Georgia

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

14 passengers injured as ceiling collapses at Tbilisi subway station

14 passengers injured as ceiling collapses at Tbilisi subway station

Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze said those found guilty will be punished. Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UNWTO Secretary General: Heavyweight vs Lightweight

UNWTO Secretary General: Heavyweight vs Lightweight

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

Help Wanted! UNWTO Secretary General – no experience necessary

Why would or should any individual without or very little tourism experience be appointed to head and lead the ... Read More

UNWTO Secretary General Election: Georgia puts double pressure on China

UNWTO Secretary General Election: Georgia puts double pressure on China

As the world's fourth most visited country and with a massive outbound market that every tourism board in the world ... Read More

Flight Centre to SOAR with Air Georgian Limited

Flight Centre to SOAR with Air Georgian Limited

SOAR, Air Georgian's innovative program for aviation career awareness, recruitment and retention continues to grow with the addition of ... Read More

Something Stinks in Madrid: The UNWTO Election Fiasco Continues

Something Stinks in Madrid: The UNWTO Election Fiasco Continues

Is the UNWTO blocking Walter Mzembi's proposal for agenda items on widespread Secretary-General election irregularities to be presented to ... Read More

Who is not invited to UNWTO discussion on General Assembly?

Who is not invited to UNWTO discussion on General Assembly?

The UNWTO Secretariat confirmed to eTN the organization will be holding a meeting for all Embassies and UNWTO permanent ... Read More

New UNWTO Secretary General quid pro quo deals: Tourism becomes irrelevant.

New UNWTO Secretary General quid pro quo deals: Tourism becomes irrelevant.

Here we go again. eTN was the first to disclose it on May 2 in an article: UNWTO Secretary ... Read More

Georgia today: Trump out, journalist kidnapped, country about to lead world tourism

Georgia today: Trump out, journalist kidnapped, country about to lead world tourism

Perhaps the greatest irony is that it was in Georgia's Black Sea tourism resort city Batumi that in 2012 ... Read More

UNWTO Secretary General Election: “I hope more countries will follow Zimbabwe”

“ I hope more members will follow Zimbabwe´s example by demanding explanations not only to unsound policy but also ... Read More

Why wait for the  UNWTO General Assembly? New secretary General already put in place?

Why wait for the UNWTO General Assembly? New secretary General already put in place?

It's the most talked about and most contested election by an executive committee of the United Nations World Tourism ... Read More

S7 Airlines Began Flights from Novosibirsk to Tbilisi

S7 Airlines Began Flights from Novosibirsk to Tbilisi

On 29 April, S7 Airlines, a partner of NOVOSIBIRSK International Airport, started operating direct regular flights S7 3345/3346 on ... Read More