“So many apartment
buildings have been built in Gudauri in recent years that it looks more like residential
area in Tbilisi than a ski resort. All these apartments are rent to tourists
that can create considerable problems to
the hotel business. The resort might not
feel a shortage of tourists, but the hotels will definitely feel it, ” Levan
Krichashvili, director of the Truso Hotel, says.
“The number of reservations not only decreased, but also hit a record low. The hotel occupancy in Gudauri falls annually due to the huge number of new buildings that is a separate problem. The resort has a very poor infrastructure, there is no gas, no sidewalks, no sewage, there are bad roads, ” he explains.
In the words of director of the Vere Palace hotel located in the resort of Bakuriani, most guests are citizens of Ukraine, Armenia and Azerbaijan, but due to last year's traffic jams, they might not come this year.