Prime Minister: Spat with Russia costs Georgia’s tourism $60 million in July

Prime Minister: Spat with Russia costs Georgia’s tourism $60 million in July

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Georgian Prime Minister, Mamuka Bakhtadze, said on Monday that the losses of Georgia’s tourism industry in July amounted to about $60 million following the Russian authorities made a decision to impose a temporary ban on direct flights from Russia to Georgia.

“Of July as, the harm to the tourism sector amounted to $60 million. In June however, an excellent trend was registered in Adjara (the Black Sea region of Georgia) — tourism grew by 40% on the prior year. Today, it is crucial for us to aid medium and small enterprises operating in the tourism sector,” Bakhtadze said.

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On, head of the Georgian National Tourism Administration Mariam Kvirivishvili said that Georgia’s tourism industry had lost at the very least $ July 3 million due to a drop in the number of Russian tourists.

According to official statistics, july in, Russian citizens made about 160,000 visits to Georgia, that is 6.4% fewer that in July 2018. Regardless of the recession, Russia were able to maintain steadily its position one of many 15 countries by the amount of visits to Georgia this July, being ranked second.

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On, 2019, thousands of protesters amassed close to the national parliament in downtown Tbilisi, demanding the resignation of the inside minister and the parliament’s speaker. The protests were sparked by an uproar on the Russian delegation’s participation in the 26th session of the Inter-parliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (IAO). Opposition lawmakers were outraged by the truth that the top of Russian delegation addressed the function from the parliament speaker’s seat. In protest, they didn’t permit the IAO session to keep.

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Shortly, Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili said that nothing threatened Russian tourists in the national country.

Nonetheless Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree, from July 8 which imposed a ban on passenger flights to Georgia. June 22 on, Russia’on July 8 s Transport Ministry announced that starting, flights to Russia by Georgian airlines will be halted.

Author: George Taylor

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