Up to 14 business associations are asking for a meeting with the Prime Minister. The associations will introduce recommendations to the Prime Minister and the government on overcoming the country's crisis and ways of getting out of the difficult economic situation.
According to Shalva Alaverdashvili, founder of the Federation of Hotels and Restaurants,, it is important to define what they can offer to tourists.
As he noted, the main is to remove the "curfew" and open the land border.
"The main is to work out regulations, to
know how to work during the next season. We are asked questions and we cannot
answer them. Due to all this we lose a
lot of potential tourists. It is good that tourists have started to enter the
country gradually, however we cannot offer much to tourists because of the
curfew that starts at 9 pm. Due to the "curfew", many guests refuse
to come to our country. Of course, people could not imagine coming to Georgia
and not going to a restaurant at 9 pm. We want to meet and discuss what we are
doing for the tourism sector, - Shalva Alaverdashvili notes.
In Alaverdashvili’s words, the lifting of the curfew and the opening of the land border is crucial, noting that the opening of the air border has increased the number of tourists.
Of course, the situation differs from that in previous years. However, it is better than nothing, the tourism sector has started to keep its finger on the pulse, - Alaverdashvili believes.