Tourism in Georgia (country)
Tourism in Georgia, a country in the Caucasus with an ancient history, is actively encouraged by the Cabinet of Georgia through its Department of Tourism and Resorts of Georgia. In 2011, 1,318,968 tourists visited the country. By the end of 2015, the annual number of tourists in Georgia reached 2,278,562 people. The culture of Georgia is ancient and the local people are a mixture of ancient and modern.
Some countries attract one instantly. Georgia seduces you the moment you set foot on its soil
Arrivals by country
According to the Department of Tourism and Resorts of Georgia, the word wine comes from the word g'vino of the Georgian language, and the oldest archaeological remains related to grape seeds and winemaking have been found in Georgia, while today the country has over 500 varieties of grape.
A travel advisory had been announced during and after the 2008 South Ossetia war, with a severity described as "extreme danger", as there were risks from land mines and other inconveniences that were a result of war. Countries that have issued travel warnings included New Zealand, but not limited to it.
Notes and references
- http://police.ge/files/pdf/vizitorebi/2016/საზღვრის კვეთის სტატისტიკა (2016 წლის იანვარი).pdf საქართველოს საზღვარზე გადაადგილებულ ვიზიტორთა სტატისტიკური მონაცემები 2016 წელი, იანვარი]
- 2015 GEORGIAN TOURISM IN FIGURES STRUCTURE & INDUSTRY DATA
- "Crime Index for Country 2016". www.numbeo.com. Numbeo. 2016. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
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- Official Georgian government website on tourism, by the Department of Tourism and Resorts of Georgia
- "Hvino TOUR News": daily news on tourism and hospitality industry of Georgia (in English)
- Tourism in the Shida Kartli region