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Selected articles about tourism issues in Georgia:


   "10th anniversary of the Georgian Tourism Association"
Vardzia Adventure Race

Vardzia Extreme Race to Promote the Region and Healthy Lifestyle

  Written by Tako Khelaia 

The FINANCIAL -- More than 100 adventure lovers will take part in Vardzia Extreme Race organized by Georgian Tourism Association (GTA) on 5th of June, this year. “With Vardzia Extreme race, we want to promote healthy lifestyle and the region popularity”, Mamuka Burduli, one of the organizers says.


The project of Georgian Tourism Association (GTA). Market-oriented Sustainable Tourism Development in Protected Areas of Georgia.



A final presentation of the project has been held on 11.01.2010 in the Tbilisi Tourism Information Centre and was attended by more than 50 stakeholders of private and public sector.


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"Проект содействия развитию защищенных территорий"  свободная грузия


"Georgian Tourism Association presents results of last year’s project"  Georgia Today



"More efforts to bring in the tourists"  The Messenger Online


"GTA Works on the Creation of Unique Informational Database"  The Financial









Saghamo Lake



Press release for ITB 2009, Berlin

by Georgian Tourism Association (GTA) & Ajara Tourism association (ATA)


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Batumi Medea

Incoming Tourism in Georgia - a road with many challenges

Interview with Georgian Tourism Association (GTA) representatives, Georgia Today, 06.03.2009


Tourism is one of the highest rated potential profit sectors of the Georgian  Economy, but unfortunately, after the August War, it has suffered a lot.

Georgia Today asked Steffen Schulein, Consultant on Tourism Development from Georgian Tourism Association and Vakhtang Asatashvili, the General Director of tour operations “Detour” to talk about the present situation of incoming tourism in Georgia.


Download full story in PDF format: Incoming Tourism in Georgia


 Rustaveli Avenue Call for Urgent Reforms, Interview with Georgian Tourism Association (GTA) and other tourism stakeholders, The FINANCIAL, 09/02/2009


 The expectations of key players in the tourism industry of Georgia for 2009 are quite pessimistic.

Political and economic turbulence have been named as the main obstacle for tourism development. Cheap tours abroad will remain the most popular products this summer, according to travel professionals.


Download full story in PDF format: Expectations 2009





 Ski in Gudauri


Winter tourism to slow as war distorted Georgia’s peaceful image

At the beginning of the season, tour operators, hotel managers and experts predict Georgia’s two ski resorts Gudauri and Bakuriani will hardly see any foreign holidaymakers enjoying Georgian snow.

Instead, the business will have to rest heavily on domestic visitors’ pockets. Download full story in PDF format: Winter tourism



Bad News about Georgia Means Bad News for Georgia

 How Georgia is Presented in the World?

When foreign diplomats come to Georgia

they all say they are happy to be here and look

forward to working with Georgia and its people.

It is therefore interesting to see how the country

is portrayed on the websites of some of its major

international partners...

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Bad news about Georgia

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