The 2023-24 ski season is set to officially open on December 20. At the Goderdzi resort, the Chanchakhi and Zanka ski lifts will be activated starting December 9.The Yaila and Yaila 1 trails will be open for skiing. Working hours: - Monday to Friday: 10:00-16:00 - Weekends: 10:00-17:00 Gudauri is open with two new ropeway complexes and the newest ski trails!Ski pass price list for this 2023-2024 Winter Ski Season.The Ski passes are available at the resort box office. Multicard owners of past seasons will be able to activate a new season ticket on the same card Prices are given in GEL (incl. 18% VAT).One-time ski pass costs 5 GEL, one-day 30 GEL, one-week 160 GEL, and seasonal ticket - 210 GEL. Seasonal multipass costs 650 GEL for four resorts.
In the first half of 2023, the number of domestic visits was 38% higher than for the same period of 2019, while the number of international visits was still short of the pre-pandemic level, reaching 78% of the figure for the corresponding period of 2019.In the first half of 2023, the average number of nights spent per visit was equal to 1.3, which is 11% lower than in the first half of 2022 (1.4 nights). Notably, in the periods after the COVID-19 pandemic first broke out, the average number of nights spent per visit were higher in 2020 (2.1) and 2021 (1.7).The distribution of domestic visitors by visited region in the first half of 2023 was similar to previous periods. In particular, the main destination for domestic visits was Tbilisi (24% of total visits), followed by Imereti (18%), and Adjara (10%). To compare the dynamics, the number of visitors decreased in Shida Kartli (by 12%) and Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti (7%), while the number increased in Samtskhe-Javakheti (by 23%) and Tbilisi (11%).In the first half of 2023, the main purpose of visits (48%) was visiting friends/relatives, followed by shopping (18%), and staying in a second/holiday home (10%). Notably, compared to the first half of 2022, the share of visitors who named shopping as the main purpose of their visit increased by 6 percentage points, exceeding the share of those who cited staying at their second/holiday home.In the first half of 2023, the total expenditure of domestic visitors amounted to GEL 1.4 billion, which is 14.2% higher compared to the same period of 2022. However, that increase in expenditure by domestic visitors is comparatively modest when contrasted with the 45.9% increase recorded for total expenditure by international visitors during the same period in 2023.The expenditure distribution in the first half of 2023 was similar to recent years with most expenditure going on shopping (36% of total expenditure), food and drinks (23%), and transport (21%). In the first half of 2023, compared to the first half of 2022, there were significant increases in the expenditure of domestic visitors on shopping (by 17%) and food and drinks (25%).
The average cost of a room in a 5-star hotel in Georgia in September 2023 was 495 GEL per night. In Guria, the average price was 780 GEL, followed by Tbilisi – 623 GEL, Kakheti – 514 GEL, and Adjara – 460 GEL.In September 2023, in Georgia the hotel price index decreased by 6.2% compared to August 2023. The 3-star, 4-star, and 5-star hotel price index decreased by 6.6%, while for guesthouses, the price index decreased by 5.9%. In September 2023, compared to September 2022, hotel prices in Georgia decreased by 10.0%. The prices of 3*, 4*, 5* hotels decreased by 9.8% and the prices of guesthouses decreased by 14.3%.
According to the Minister of Economy, the state redeemed the share from the private owner and will take care of infrastructure development. The runway will be extended to 1,700 m.The infrastructure will be set up in the first half of 2024, and flights are planned to start next year. Initially, domestic flights will be operated in Kutaisi, Batumi and Mestia.Funds 25 million GEL is provided for the restoration works of Telavi airport. In addition, the airport will be included in the subsidy program planned by the state for domestic flights next year.At the same time, studies will be conducted to see if Telavi Airport has the prospect of receiving international flights.
Omiadze said the role of the industry in the Georgian economy was growing “significantly” from year to year.“In six months, our country received an income of $1,804,529,935 from international tourism, which is a recovery of 123.9 percent of the same figure of [pre-pandemic] 2019. Compared to 2022, the revenues from international tourism have increased by $661,999,720”, she said.Omiadze also noted World Tourism Day would be celebrated in Georgia next year with the host status for the country.“All 38 countries of the Commission for Europe of the United Nations’ World Tourism Organisation have chosen Georgia as the host country for next year’s World Tourism Day. High-ranking guests will visit Georgia next year. This will be a large-scale event, where the investment and tourism potential of our country will be presented in a dignified manner”, Omiadze said.The head of the tourism body added her office would continue to diversify tourist markets in Georgia, benefit from new markets and attract “high-spending” visitors.
It is $344 billion more than the pre-pandemic portfolio ($1,456 billion).2022 was a record year due to the increased flow of migrants, with revenues of 3.5 billion, and annual growth (base effect) exceeded 190%.
74% of visits were made from the Europe, a total of 2.1 million visitors came from Europe in 6 months.European regions in detail:In January-June, 47% of international travelers' visits came from Central and Eastern Europe (1.3 million visits).A total of 21.5 thousand visits were made from Northern Europe, which is 0.7% of the total figure.23.5 thousand visits were made from Southern Europe, which is 0.8% of visits.47.5 thousand visits were made from Western Europe, which is 1.7% of visits.690.3 thousand visits were made from Eastern and Mediterranean Europe, which is 2.4% of visits.A total of 24,500 visits were made from America, which is 0.9% of visits.A total of 146,000 visitors came from the East Asia/Pacific basin, accounting for 5.1% of total visits.A total of 5.8 thousand visitors came from Africa, which is 0.2% of visits.The rest of the visits were made from "other" countries (UN, non-resident of Georgia, others), which is 6% of the total visits.
The Agency stated that biogenic elements, hard metals, and oil concentrations are within the norm.The National Environment Agency measures the chemical parameters of the Black Sea water once every ten days at nine locations. The conclusions are transparent and open to everyone.
The company said tracks had been “completely cleared from the landslide [mass]” near the station, and “contact network” had been restored.Services are expected to resume at 5pm local time on Monday.Passengers who bought tickets for the suspended services will have their full fares returned.
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The Georgian official was invited to the event as a special guest by Aliyev, the Government Administration said.Their meeting discussed the “strategic” cooperation in trade, economy, energy, transport and logistics, as well as prospects for development of the Middle Corridor - a transportation route network connecting China with Europe through the South Caucasus region - through modernisation of railways and expansion of ports and roads.The meeting noted Azerbaijan was one of the “leading” trading partners of Georgia.The construction of the East-West Highway in Georgia and the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway project were also among the discussed topics. The officials said the railway would become a part of the Europe-South Caucasus-Asia railway corridor in the future.The meeting also discussed the Black Sea submarine electricity cable project, intended to connect the grids of the South Caucasus and European Union member states.Garibashvili and Aliyev reviewed security issues in the region and the wider world and expressed hope for a peace agreement between Azerbaijan and Armenia over their long-running conflict over the Nagorno-Karabakh region “very soon”.
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Garibashvili will take part in thematic discussions planned at the Summit in a round table format, the Government Administration said.The Government head will also hold “high-level” bilateral meetings within the framework of the Summit that will take place between Thursday and Friday.At the first meeting in October 2022, leaders mainly discussed peace and security issues, with an emphasis on Russia's war in Ukraine and the energy crisis. At the June 2023 edition they discussed joint efforts for peace and security, energy resilience and connectivity and mobility in Europe.
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Garibashvili noted the two countries had achieved “significant” progress in cooperation, reflected in both economic and political dimensions, the Government Administration said.The Georgian official stressed the existing regional projects were a “clear” example of “effective” strategic cooperation, sustainable development and reliable partnership between the two countries that would bring “more economic independence, security and prosperity” to both countries.The officials also reviewed the security environment in the Black Sea region, with Garibashvili emphasising the importance of settling issues through peaceful negotiations.He also extended his gratitude to Erdoğan for his “strong” support for Georgia's sovereignty, territorial integrity, as well as EU and NATO integration.
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According to Zourabichvili, the Georgian government gradually transformed.“Instead of strengthening state institutions, being the cornerstone of democracy, the one-party system and its influence get stronger. Laws adopted in an expedited manner (on covert recordings, abolishment of state inspector, changes in the rule for appointment of judges and foreign agents bill) serve your power’s prolongation instead of serving democracy strengthening and citizens’ welfare. The court reform, vital for the country’s future, is at a deadlock,” President said.Salome Zourabichvili went on to say that the ruling party members speak in unison, and those having different viewpoints, tend to quit the party.“The party influence is evident in the government and parliament. The party turned into a decision-making space. The party chairman announces his standpoint on all political issues in advance, and the decision-making process is vague, not to mention open discussions.You are the government confronting the country’s foreign goal, the people’s mandate. By inviting Gavrilov (Russian MP) in 2019, you raised doubts and questions for the first time, though the actual transformation began in 2021 when the Georgian Dream former Chairman Bidzina Ivanishvili quit politics,” she said.President also recalled the annulling of the document drafted with the engagement of the European Council President and rejection of the EU loan.“You have never stopped the anti-European rhetoric, blaming and insulting our partners. All this finally came to the extent that we expelled the former EU ambassador from the country with reprimands and accusations,” Zourabichvili stated.