Friday, April 19, 2013

15th International Tourism Exhibition in Tbilisi

by Baia Dzagnidze

With the goal of promoting Georgia as tourist destination, the 15th International Tourism Fair and 2nd Caucasus Incentive, Business Travel and Meeting Exhibition set up a meeting place for local and foreign tour operators and enabled them to present information to an audience on April 12-14.

ExpoGeorgia, an exhibition center in Tbilisi, hosted the event, uniting around 100 exhibitors from various countries including Azerbaijan, Armenia, Turkey, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates.

“The tourism fair is one of the traditional projects for the center,” says project manager Nino Gamrekeli. “Every year, visitors get a feel for what the current trends are in the tourism sector. This year’s exhibition presents the most diverse touristic products compared to previous years,” she said, adding that the visitor can obtain detailed information on interesting touristic destinations.

Visitors were able to gather information on travel companies, hotels, resorts and spa centers, as well as cultural, historic, wine and adventure tours. Regional representatives introduced the various regions of Georgia and provided information about nature sites, guest houses, hotels and spa centers to name few.

According to Murat Burhan, the Turkish Ambassador in Tbilisi, Turkey always participates in similar exhibitions held in Tbilisi. This year, Turkish traveling companies and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism offered information on the many touristic, cultural and historic sides of Turkey, as well as Georgian churches located on Turkish territory.

In addition, Georgian craftsmen displayed and sold their souvenirs and performed master classes for those in attendance.


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