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Georgia Travel & Tourism News for visitors. Georgia, a country at the intersection of Europe and Asia, is a former Soviet republic that’s home to Caucasus Mountain villages and Black Sea beaches. It’s famous for Vardzia, a sprawling cave monastery dating to the 12th century, and the ancient wine-growing region Kakheti. The capital, Tbilisi, is known for the diverse architecture and mazelike, cobblestone streets of its old town.

UNWTO disrespect against Bahrain is a violation of JIU Ethic Conditions

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 18, 2021 03:56

Food and wine in politics always had an important role. But violating clear rules by the Joint Inspection Unit of the United Nations in a UNWTO Election dinner is shameful ... Read More

Shame on UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 4, 2020 09:43

Dr. Taleb Rifai issued a directive before his re-election at the 20th Session of the UNWTO General Assembly in Livingstone, Victoria Falls in 2014 requiring the Secretary-General to pay for his ... Read More

8 Candidates for UNWTO Secretary-General Election

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 23, 2020 21:00

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) confirmed today in a "Note Verbale" that 8 applications from candidates competing for the post of UNWTO Secretary-General were received. The UNWTO Secretariat said that ... Read More

With 1000 new COVID-19 cases each day Georgia moves to ‘red zone’

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 26, 2020 22:59

Georgia's Health Minister Ekaterina Tikaradze announce that the Transcaucasian country has moved from 'orange' to 'red' COVID-19 pandemic zone. The move was due to the sharp rise in the level ... Read More

UNWTO Social Distancing Policy and Masks are a big NO

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 22, 2020 21:27

The UNWTO Executive Council met last week in Georgia. This was a controversial session not only because the event was conducted in Secretary-General Pololikashvil's home country Georgia, but with a ... Read More

Will the UN stop UNWTO Secretary-General Pololikashvili?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 20, 2020 19:01

US President Trump may have had Russia's President Vladimir Putin helping in the US election. The UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili  is working with his prime minister and manipulation to secure ... Read More

UNWTO new data shows 93% reduction in tourism arrivals

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 16, 2020 16:49

UNWTO did a surprising approach and is currently meeting with 170 delegates from 24 countries in Georgia to conduct the agency's 112th Executive Council meeting. According to the latest data ... Read More

UNWTO Manipulation to secure the re-election of Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili continues

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 15, 2020 05:33

A corrupt UNWTO has more tricks set up to fool tourism ministers representing the Executive Council of the UN Specialized Agency. As the opening session of the UNWTO Executive Council ... Read More

How UNWTO is tainting any United Nations call for fair elections?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 13, 2020 10:45

Forget COVID-19. Members of the UNWTO Executive Council are on their way to Tbilisi, Georgia to be part of the latest scam and are called on to assist in the ... Read More

UNWTO is looking for a new Secretary General by November

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 11, 2020 08:38

Did the next UNWTO Election Manipulation just begin discreetly?  "It’s very strange to move the election to January. It’s the first time it ever happened. The objective is clear.", this ... Read More

Beautiful and incredibly tasty Georgia ready to reopen for tourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 10, 2020 08:18

Zurab Pololikashvili is the secretary for the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), and he was the ambassador to Spain for Georgia before he was elected to his current post. UNWTO is ... Read More

Georgia bans foreign visitors from entering the country

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 16, 2020 13:14

Georgia's government announced that foreign citizens will not be able to enter Georgia at least until the end of March, foreign citizens will not be able to enter Georgia. The ... Read More

Turkey’s Pegasus airline launches flights to Medina and Batumi

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 17, 2020 15:44

Turkey’s airline Pegasus continues to expand its network with the launch of two new routes. The launch of Medina will make it Pegasus’ fourth destination in Saudi Arabia, in addition ... Read More

Georgia: Russian flight ban devalued Georgian national currency

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 13, 2019 20:10

The head of the National Bank of Georgia announced that Georgia calculated the losses resulting from the termination of flights with Russia, and they amount to about $300 million. "Statements ... Read More

Georgian Airways suing Russia for $25 million

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 8, 2019 15:15

Georgia's national flag carrier, Georgian Airways, has filed a lawsuit with the European Court of Rights against the Ministry of Transport of Russia for the agency's "unreasonable ban of flights ... Read More

Georgian Prime Minister supports resumption of direct flights between Georgia and Russia

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 1, 2019 22:40

Prime Minister of Georgia, Giorgi Gakharia, has welcomed a possible improvement in relations with Russia, namely the resumption of direct flights between the two countries, the Georgian government’s press service ... Read More

Russia’s Foreign Minister wants flights between Russia and Georgia to resume

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- September 26, 2019 01:03

Resuming direct flights between Moscow and Georgia would be a right thing to do, because the majority of Georgian citizens have realized the counter-productiveness of previous anti-Russian provocations, Russian Foreign ... Read More

Russian tourism official: Odds of restoring air links with Georgia this year are nil

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- August 14, 2019 00:45

Vice president of the Russian Union of Travel Industry said that there are no prerequisites for restoring air links with Georgia. Therefore, in the coming year, Russian airlines are unlikely ... Read More

Georgian PM: Spat with Russia costs Georgia’s tourism $60 million in July

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- August 13, 2019 01:30

Georgian Prime Minister, Mamuka Bakhtadze, said on Monday that the losses of Georgia’s tourism industry in July amounted to about $60 million after the Russian authorities decided to impose a ... Read More

Georgian Airways: Russia flight ban cost $25 million so far

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- July 29, 2019 21:20

Georgia's national flag carrier, Georgian Airways, on Monday said that the ban on direct flights to Russia resulted in losses of about $25 million. "Suspension of the direct air service ... Read More

Georgian tourism official: Russians canceled 60% of hotel bookings in Georgia

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- July 10, 2019 01:54

According to the founder and head of the Georgian Hotel and Restaurant Federation Shalva Alaverdashvili, the ban on direct air communication between Russia and Georgia had a tangible effect on ... Read More

Georgia’s Tourism chief: Loss of Russian tourists will cost Georgian economy $710 million

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- July 4, 2019 02:35

The number of Russians visiting Georgia will drop by 1 mln amid Russia’s temporary flight suspension, resulting in losses for the domestic economy to the tune of 2 bln lari ... Read More

Georgian Prime Minister: Georgia is safe for foreign tourists

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 25, 2019 00:45

Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze said on Monday that Georgia is a safe country for tourists from Russia and other countries. "Georgia is one of the safest countries in Europe ... Read More

Armenia offers to facilitate flights between Russia and Georgia after Putin bans direct air travel

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 24, 2019 22:45

Armenian Prime Minister said that the country is ready to become a buffer zone between Georgia and Russia to provide air links. To this end, from July 8, Armenian airlines ... Read More

Russia warns travelers to leave Georgia and suspends commercial flights by Georgian Airlines

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 23, 2019 03:05

The UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili is from Georgia, the 2019 UNWTO General Assembly is planned for September in St. Petersburg, Russia. Russia's government on Saturday banned Georgian airlines from flying ... Read More

Putin bans Russian airlines from flying to Georgia

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 21, 2019 21:51

Russia's President Putin has signed a decree prohibiting Russian airlines from transporting Russian citizens to Georgia from July 8. The decision comes after anti-government and anti-Russian protests in Tbilisi. “Starting ... Read More

Will UNWTO pack up in Madrid and move to China or Georgia?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 10, 2019 10:22

UNWTO may be on its way to a new home in China or Georgia. UNWTO was a guest in Spain since 1974. Spain has been enjoying a permanent seat in ... Read More

Budapest Airport welcomes winter with Georgian Myway Airlines

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 30, 2018 08:05

Budapest Airport has welcomed the start of the new winter season by celebrating the arrival of its latest airline partner, Myway Airlines on 28 October. As the Georgian carrier launched ... Read More

Hahn Air Group: A20 new partners implemented

editor editor- October 18, 2018 09:05

Hahn Air has already integrated 20 new carriers into its global network of more than 350 air, rail and shuttle partners by the end of the third quarter of this ... Read More

7 reasons you should never visit Georgia (the country)

editor editor- August 30, 2018 21:29

Consider these 7 reasons why you should never visit Georgia, the country, at the intersection of Asia and Europe. Read More

Georgian Tourism launches AI that detects genuine tourist emotions

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- August 10, 2018 00:29

The campaign, 'Emotions are Georgia', was launched on July 18th, 2018 by Georgian National Tourism Administration (GNTA). Read More

Minister: Iran and Georgia should integrate bankcard systems to boost tourism

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 27, 2018 01:30

Iran has proposed to integrate its bankcard systems with Georgia's in a move to boost tourism revenues for the two countries. The proposal was made by Iran's Minister of Economic ... Read More

New UNWTO Deputy Secretary General, how did he get there?

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- April 25, 2018 13:20

He is a good man, and it’s a great improvement for UNWTO, but how he got there may have been part of the game. According to information received by eTN ... Read More

Cologne to Tbilis on Georgian Airways links Germany with Georgia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 23, 2018 14:37

Cologne Bonn Airport in Germany has confirmed another new carrier will join its airline ranks this month when Georgian Airways launches a Tbilisi link from the German airport. Set to ... Read More

Estonia and Georgia share their e-governance expertise with the Caribbean

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 12, 2018 17:10

The initiative will create citizen-centric seamless Caribbean governments and transform the regional public sector. Read More