(MENAFN- azernews) tinatin zoidze, the head of the tourism department of georgia's
western region of adjara, on wednesday said the number of trips
that brought foreign visitors to the locality reached 333,848
between january-march, marking a 93 percent increase year-on-year
and a 33 percent rise compared to the pre-pandemic figures from
2019, azernews reports, citing agenda.ge.
zoidze noted 711 flights had been recorded to the region in the
first five months of the year - a 1.14 percent increase over the
same period of 2022 and 19 percent more compared to 2019.
she also noted batumi was hosting“many international events”
this year, a fact she said would make a positive impact on
increasing the number of tourists in the region.
the official also highlighted the regional government's efforts
in developing tourism infrastructure in municipalities of kobuleti,
khelvachauri, keda, shuakhevi and khulo, including creation of new
picnic zones, hiking tracks and more.
zoidze also mentioned the department was organising press tours
hosting media professionals from various countries to promote the
region. it said last year about 500 journalists, bloggers and
representatives from tourism agencies visited adjara as part of the
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