meets the tourist season with the same infrastructural problems as always such
as the lack of public toilets, bad roads
leading to the main cultural monuments. Some roads have not yet been made, others
have been made, but over the past year became unusable making the problem unsolved.
to the president of the Association of Georgian Incoming
Tour Operator Ia Tabagari, the country faces the resort
season with a number of problems that may cause discontent among tourists, and can
even reduce their number despite the
growing interest towards Georgia as a
have good expectations about the
upcoming holiday season, but the country faces many problems, especially infrastructure. Last
year, roads leading to several
monasteries were repaired, but within a year they got out of order. In some
routes there are still no roads and even bus drivers refuse to go there, ”she notes.
Tabagari says that the government’s goal is to increase the number of tourists to 8-9 million people,
but when it speaks about such a figure, the country should be ready for this.
from infrastructure problems, many things in our country are done thoughtlessly, without the involvement of tourism
and ecology experts. For example, in one of the canyons they are going to build
a giant hotel despite this is a national
reserve, ” Ia Tabagari notes.
speaks about a negative impact of a growing number of tourists on the cultural