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Georgian Transport Sectors Handled 162.3 Million PassengersIn January-June 2017,

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According to official data of the Ministry of Economy, the current year's figure is 4.8 million more than for the same period of last year

 

During this period, 159.5 million passengers used  motor transport, 1.6 million passengers - civil aviation and 1.2 million passengers - railway.

 

In addition, during the reporting period 18.1 million tons of cargo were transported, which is 0.3 million tons less compared to the same period of 2016.

 


Pricing Policy in the Georgian Hotel Sector

person access_time2017-09-25 13:28:57
An interview with Regional PR & Marketing Director at Cushman & Wakefield Georgia Nino Rukhadze Today Georgia sees a real hotel construction boom of both international and local brands. What is the reason for such a rise in investors' interest in the hotel industry of Georgia? First of all, this is due to the growth of the economy and the right PR campaign, which Georgia conducts  in various...

The Cost of Grapes Remains Low Despite Growth in Exports

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person access_time2017-09-25 12:02:54
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