to the Russian sanctions, the losses of the hotel complex CASTELLO MARE in the
Black Sea village of Tsikhisdziri
amounted to GEL 1.5 million, the hotel administration reports.
In particular, 60-70% of reservations made by Russian citizens have been
According to the hotel manager Manu Kuchukhidze, about 60-70% of the hotel’s customers were Russians and now the complex is suffering hard times.
“After Putin’s decision to impose travel sanctions, 60-70%
of reservations made by Russian citizens have been canceled – our loss will
amount to about GEL 1.5 million. We are trying to attract tourists from other
countries, place our data on Booking.com, we offer 20% discounts. We focus
mainly on Azerbaijan, Armenia, Ukraine, as well as on local citizens, ”she explains.
Manu Kuchukhidze notes that talks are underway
with Germany, Italy and Poland, in July the hotel management expects a large
number of guests from Uzbekistan.
"We are actively working with Israel and Jordan, and have
succeeded in these direction - by the end of the season we will receive holidaymakers from Jordan, and next year from Israel," the manager at CASTELLO MARE notes.