In July-August 2019, Georgian tourism sector’s losses exceeded $
100 million, the head of the National Tourism Administration Mariam
According to her, in July the loss amounted to $ 57 million,
in August- $ 56 million dollars.
losses were caused by Russia’s travel sanctions. At the same time, number of tourists
from EU countries increased that is a very positive trend. All our marketing
efforts are aimed at increasing the number of tourists from Europe, ”she explains.
In the words of the representative
of the Prime Minister’s Office Beka Liluashvili, in 2020 a total of GEL 115
million will be allocated to develop the
country’s tourism potential.
“These funds will be spent on an advertising campaign, an increase
in the entrepreneurial culture as well as in the level of service. Activities are
also planned to be carried out to increase the qualifications of owners and
managers of small and medium-sized hotels. Mountain resorts development will
also be among top priorities , ”he notes.