Union will be our target audience in 2018," the head of the Georgian
National Tourist Administration Giorgi Chogovadze says.
According to him,
the development of the tourism industry is of great importance for the country,
since the influx of foreign tourists provides not only incomes, but also creates
years, we are actively and dynamically developing tourism and our actions both
inside the country and abroad led to a record annual growth of the tourist
flow. In 2017 we saw a record number of foreign visitors, which reached 7.4
million people. The revenues of the tourism industry amounted to $ 2, 7
billion," he notes.
In his words, the
tourist flow will keep growing in 2018,
and the administration intends to pay special attention to attracting wealthy
"This year we again expect tourist numbers to grow and will do everything on the
international market to further increase the popularity of Georgia. We will
continue working in the countries that can be the source of the influx of
wealthy tourists, " Giorgi Chogovadze explains.
In particular, the administration wants to focus
on the development of business tourism.
a special bureau, which includes representatives of 50 leading travel
companies," he says.
The head of
administration believes that attention should be also paid to medical tourism, one more promising
direction which is currently underdeveloped in Georgia.
"All in all, the
European Union will be our target audience in 2018," Giorgi Chogovadze concludes.