On November 9, the Embassy of Georgia to the Kingdom of the Netherlands hosted an event Georgia Welcomes You. The Embassy organized this event with the aim of raising awareness of Georgia and making the country a more popular tourist destination in the Netherlands. The event was attended by the representatives of Dutch tourism agencies and media representatives.
Ambassador of Georgia H.E. Konstantine Surguladze welcomed the audience and emphasized the role of tourism for Georgia and how Georgia is promoted as a tourist destination for international visitors.
During the event representative of Georgian National Tourism Administration, Mr. Tornike Zirakishvili made presentation about the tourism strategy of Georgia. Mr. Zirakishvili answered questions of the audience and talked about the recent undertakings in Georgian tourism industry.
The main reasons of visiting Georgia are: adventure, culture, good food and good value for money.
Georgia is also a family holiday destination, as it offers both sea and mountain landscape.
See the presentation here: Georgia 2017
Mr. Tornike Zirakishvili introduced Dutch Jesper Zwart, who happened to be the 6 millionth tourist in Georgia in 2016. He talked about his extraordinary trip to Georgia and the surprise that literally changed his life.
Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wj3v_UPRauY&feature=youtu.be
When interviewed by our Central and Eastern Europe Center about what really impresses Jesper in Georgia, Jesper answered: Nature, pure, untouched, impressive nature. Georgia offers all sorts of landscape, which makes this country so amazing.
See the film impression of this event and find out other reasons why it is not only smart to visit Georgia here:
Tourism is one of the fastest growing economic sectors in Georgia. According to latest numbers in the first ten months of 2017 more than 6.4 million tourists visited Georgia and the Netherlands is in this third place with 34.6%.
Audience had opportunity to win two roundtrip flight tickets to Tbilisi, offered by “Georgian Airways”.
At the end of the evening the Ambassador H.E. Konstantine Surguladze thanked audience for their participation and engagement.
The event was followed by the reception with delicious Georgian wine and traditional dishes. Wine has been produced in Georgia for about 8,000 years and that Georgian Qvevri wine-making method is recognized by UNESCO as part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity
Source: Embassy of Georgia in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Georgian National Tourism Administration, Communications-Unlimited.nl
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