As winter approaches,
interest in Georgian winter resorts, especially Gudauri, is growing. Both Georgian
citizens and foreigners started booking hotel rooms.
They say last year the Russians accounted for 90% of the total reservations , but this year, due to the ban, not a single reservation has been made from Russia so far, although they still hope that the Russian tourists will find ways to come to the resorts.
Levan Karichashvili, Director of the Truso hotel, says that the tourist season is likely to open on December 15 and expects a significant decline in the number of Russian tourists.
“90% of the reservations in our hotel were made by Russian citizens. But let’s wait, a whole month is still ahead, they might come to Georgia by indirect flights. As for the infrastructure and transport, these are still unresolved problems, ” the hotel owner explains.
The owners of the Edelweiss hotel are speaks about a declining number of reservations.
“90% of our guests were foreigners, mostly from Russia. We have already started selling reservations but so far no one has bought them, ” the hotel’s management says.