tourism in Caucasus

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Darejan Palace in Tbilisi palace undergoing restoration

Darejan Palace in Tbilisi palace undergoing restoration

A historic Sachino palace, a summer residence of Queen Darejan, is undergoing major renovation, Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze said. About 2 million GEL ($710,480 will be spent on the renovation of the palace and the …

IDEA and World Tourism Organization sign MoU

IDEA and World Tourism Organization sign MoU

Vice-President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, founder and head of International Dialogue for Environmental Action (IDEA) Public Union Leyla Aliyeva has met yesterday with Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization …

Foreign tourists rescued in Svaneti

Foreign tourists rescued in Svaneti

A group of rescuers helped tourists from Germany and France, who could not descend from the mountain near the village of Khalde, the Emergency Management Service reports. It is reported that the group could not descend, as one of the …

Salvation of people in Batumi entrusted to drones

Salvation of people in Batumi entrusted to drones

Unmanned aerial vehicles - drones - will help rescuers on the beach in Batumi,  the emergency management service reports. It is reported that the technological innovation was introduced in 2019. Drones with a life preserver rescue …

France to develop Arkhyz resort

France to develop Arkhyz resort

According to the press service of the North Caucasus Resorts, during the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, the company signed an agreement on cooperation in the development of the Arkhyz resort with the French MND Group, a well-known …

Minkavkaz promises not to change  law on  resort fee

Minkavkaz promises not to change law on resort fee

As Olga Rukhullayeva, Deputy Minister of Minkavkaz, said at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum today, the ministry has no plans to make any amendments to the law on resort fees. “The law works, we do not plan to …

 Renovated Orbeliani Square opens in Tbilisi

Renovated Orbeliani Square opens in Tbilisi

Orbeliani Square was opened by top Georgian officials late yesterday, after its renovation was officially completed. The renovation of Orbeliani Square launched in June 2017, and the square and adjacent streets were fully renovated. …

Philippine tourist crashes on a paraglider in Gudauri

Philippine tourist crashes on a paraglider in Gudauri

In Gudauri, a Filipino tourist was killed as a result of an accident. The Georgian Interior Ministry reported that the tourist flew from Gudauri on a paraglider, but lost control over the Gudsky Gorge and fell into the Aragvi River. …

Polish citizen missing in Armenia

Polish citizen missing in Armenia

Polish citizen Daniel Ovcharek went missing in Armenia, the Polish Embassy in Armenia reports. It is specified that the missing person arrived in Armenia from Tbilisi by taxi. Around midnight on April 30, he checked into Nor Yerevan …

Georgia earned more than $ 333 million on tourism in 2019

Georgia earned more than $ 333 million on tourism in 2019

Since the beginning of 2019, foreigners made more than 1.6 million visits to Georgia, which is 2.2% more than during the same period last year. The National Tourism Administration of the country reported that persons over 15 years visited the …

 Pashinyan appoints head of Tourism Committee

Pashinyan appoints head of Tourism Committee

Armenia's Prime Minister Nikol Pashnyan issued a decree today, appointing Susanna Safaryan as head of the Economic Development and Investments Ministry’s Tourism Committee.  This position …

Batumi nominated for World Travel Awards

Batumi nominated for World Travel Awards

Georgia’s resort town of Batumi has been nominated as Europe’s leading, growing tourist destination at the World Travel Awards. Sofia (Bulgaria), Matera (Italy), Bako (Azerbaijan), Ljubljana (Slovenia) and Kutna Hora (Czech …

Number of Russian tourists visiting Azerbaijan up

Number of Russian tourists visiting Azerbaijan up

The number of tours from Russia to Azerbaijan in 2018 increased by two percent, Trend reported citing the Analytical Agency TurStat. According to the report, the number of tours increased to 748 thousand. According to the …

 Mountain Law to benefit Georgia’s alpine resort of Bakhmaro

Mountain Law to benefit Georgia’s alpine resort of Bakhmaro

People living in the village of Bakhmaro in Guria region of Georgia will soon get benefits guaranteed by the Mountain Law, according to the Georgian government. The decision was made by the National Council of Mountain Development at …