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Published on : Friday, August 11, 2017
We had a talk with Itsik Moshe, the President of the Israel-Georgia Chamber of Business, regarding the tourism industry of Georgia and the increasing desire of the Jewish community in coming to Georgia.
To quote Moshe, “Positive shifts can be observed in many directions. The following data is particularly interesting: firstly, there is a 55 percent increase in the number tourists from Israel compared to 2016 and a 43.6 percent increase only in the first half of 2017. The number of direct flights from Israel exceeds 80 per month in summer and the data only of June 2017 suggests that there is already a 37 percent increase in this direction as well. The number of airlines operating in the Georgian market and the number of annual international flights has also increased significantly”.
He goes on explaining that the concern of the investors of Jewish origin from different countries across the globe towards the Georgian real estate, tourism industry, and hotel business is on an upward scale. The demand for more and more 5+ star hotels and boutique hotels along with 3-star hotels are now on the rise.
What projects are managed by the member companies and investors that come through your organization?
He said that the member companies are dynamically working in the direction of the hotel: the edifice of Rixos Tbilisi is close to its final phase with internal facing works in progress. Nevertheless, it will not be opened to public until and unless the Panorama Tbilisi construction gets over. On the other hand, the superlative Rustaveli Boutique Hotel has started its operation and a Georgian company is managing it.
Tags: Georgian tourism