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37 New Hotels to Open within State Produce in Georgia Program
08 January 2018
In the framework of the Produce in Georgia’s ‘Host in Georgia’ component, 37 new hotels will be built in Borjomi, Bakuriani, Gudauri, Poti, Ureki, Nikortsminda, Kazbegi, Sagaredjo, Gonio, Telavi, Shekvetili, Tskaltubo, Kutaisi, Zugdidi, Mestia, Gurjaani and Gori...
Foreign Credit Card Transactions at $2.2 bln in 2017
08 January 2018
The overall amount of income received from international tourism amounted to $2.2 billion, in the 1st to 3rd quarters of 2017, the National Tourism Administration reports, $489 million more than the previous year. Transactions from foreign credit cards made by international tourists in January-November 2017 totaled GEL 1...
Record Number of Tourists Visit Georgia in 2017
05 January 2018
7,554,936 international travelers visited Georgia in 2017, which is an unprecedented number, as this shows 1,194,433 more travelers compared to the same period of 2016. The Head of the Georgian National Tourism Administration (GNTA) Giorgi Chogovadze says there was 18.8% growth of tourists in 2017...
October GDP Growth: Georgia at 5.7%, Armenia Surges to 17.6% Y/Y
18 December 2017
ISET-PI updated its forecast of Georgia’s real GDP growth rate for the fourth quarter of 2017, and the first quarter of 2018. Here are the highlights of this month’s release: • Geostat updated its preliminary estimate of real GDP growth for the first and second quarters of 2017. The Q1 and Q2 GDP growth estimates were revised upward by 5.3% and 4.9%...
ირაკლი კობახიძის ვიზიტმა და კახა კალაძის მხარდაჭერამ საქართველოში ისრაელიდან ახალი ინვესტიცია შემოიტანა
18 December 2017
საქართველო-ისრაელის ბიზნეს პალატისა და „ისრაელის სახლის“ ორგანიზებით თბილისში სტუმრად მყოფი ისრაელის დელეგაცია, რომლის შემადგენლობაშიც იყვნენ ქნესეთში საქართველოსთან მეგობრობის ჯგუფის წევრი დეპუტატები, ბიზნესის წარმომადგენლები, ანალიტიკოსები და ისრაელის წამყვანი მედიასაშუალებათა ჟურნალისტები...
New Old Abanotubani – Another Israeli Investment In Hospitality
14 December 2017
The Israel-Georgia Chamber of Business and “Israel House” organized a visit to Tbilisi for a delegation from Israel, including members of the Knesset and Israel-Georgia Parliamentary friendship group, representatives of business circles, analysts and leading Israeli journalists. The visit aims to popularize and encourage Georgian-Israeli bilateral connections. A number of delegation members will attend the opening of a construction of a 63-room modern hotel being built through Israeli investment...
Following Irakli Kobakhidze’s Visit, Israel Starts Cooperation Series with Georgia
11 December 2017
Chairperson of Parliament of Georgia Irakli Kobakhidze met the President of Israel and Speaker of the Knesset in October this year. The visit held in Israel was an important step towards strengthening cooperation between Israel and Georgia. Tbilisi is to now host two delegations from Israel on December 14...
Israel-Georgia Chamber of Business participates in Tbilisi Belt&Road Forum
28 November 2017
PM Opens Tbilisi Belt and Road Forum The two-day Tbilisi Belt and Road Forum started yesterday, bringing together over 1000 participants, political figures, diplomats, experts, international organizations and business sector representatives. Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili addressed the attendees at the opening. “It’s a great honor for us to be hosting so many delegations represented at the Tbilisi Silk Road Forum...
Raise a Glass to Georgia, the Official Cradle of Wine
16 November 2017
Georgia, a country which straddles the fertile valleys of the south Caucasus Mountains between Europe and the Middle East, has been named as home to the first humans to conquer the common grape, giving rise to chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon and thousands of other reds and whites we enjoy today. So wrote Nicholas St. Fleur of The New York Times on Monday...
Georgia: Inventor of Wine
16 November 2017
Less than 30km south of Tbilisi, a cluster of small, round mud houses stand on top of an emerald-green valley. The settlement is called Gadachrili Gora and, in a report published this week, its people were found to be the makers of the oldest wine in history. The stone age farmers who occupied this place 8000 years ago lived in a period when humans were still dependent on stone tools. Georgians have always claimed to be the inventors of wine and this evidence is now the earliest example of wine making in the world. It pre-dates 7000-year-old specimens in north-western Iran and 6000-year-old evidence found in Armenia. The discovery was published in the journal ‘Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences’ (PNAS). The team was composed of a group of international archaeologists led by Patrick McGovern...