A delegation of 40 tourists from Georgia arrived in Israel for a special conference of its kind

The Ministry of Tourism of Georgia and its Chamber of Conventions and Exhibitions held yesterday at the Hilton Hotel in Tel Aviv, a first event of its kind to reveal the tourist attractions of Georgia and encourage business tourism

The Ambassador of Georgia to Israel, Lasha Zhabani, congratulates the participants of the conference. Shush Lahav photography

The Ministry of Tourism of Georgia (GNTA) and the Bureau of Conventions and Exhibitions (GCEB) held yesterday (22.11.22), at the Hilton Hotel in Tel Aviv, a special and first event of its kind and scope, to reveal the tourist attractions of the magical Georgia and encourage business tourism (Mice tourism). From Georgia, a distinguished delegation of 40 representatives of the tourism industry in its various guises, from tourism wholesalers and representatives of travel agencies and offices, to representatives of hotels and sites in Georgia, arrived in Israel. Tourists, representatives of travel agencies and members of the media from Israel also participated.

Ambassador of Georgia in Israel, Lasha Jabonia, congratulated the conference guests, and noted the special ties between the two countries. The ambassador emphasized that the trend of increasing the number of tourists from Israel to Georgia is expected to continue to grow, along with the addition of additional weekly flights. Today there are 42 direct flights a week from Israel to Georgia. Georgia has three airports: bTbilisi The capital andatomic to the Black Sea coast – when these two airports have direct flights from Israel, as well as an airport near the city Kutaisi In western Georgia – to which a direct line from the country is expected to be opened, according to the ambassador. The flight time from Israel to Georgia is relatively short – about two and a half hours. By the way, the ambassador has a good command of the Hebrew language.

A mirror in beautiful Tbilisi, the magical capital of Georgia. Shush Lahav photography

Georgia, known as “Paradise in the Caucasus Mountains” is a magical country, located on the seam line between Europe and Asia, and lies on one of the routes of the historic Silk Road. It has everything you need for a perfect vacation for the whole family, in 4 seasons: vibrant cities and authentic villages, vast plains and towering mountains, sunny beaches and ski resorts and winter sports, spectacular landscapes and nature reserves, rich culture and fine cuisine, sports activities and challenges , luxurious hotels and resorts, Jewish heritage sites and also casinos.

In the first nine months of 2022, 155,436 tourists arrived from Israel to Georgia compared to 100,686 tourists in 2021. The record year so far was 2019 with 205,051 tourists from Israel. Israel is placed in fourth and respectable place in the number of tourists this year after Russia, Turkey and Armenia. And another general statistic: in the first nine months of 2022, 3,892,605 visitors from around the world arrived in Georgia, with the peak year being 2019 with 9,357,964 tourists. There are 42 direct flights from Israel to Georgia every week.

Vako Chilashvili presents a table in which Israel occupies the second place in air traffic to Georgia. Shush Lahav photography

He also spoke at the conference Vako Chilashvili – The director of aviation business development in Georgia, who in a detailed presentation showed the growing activity of aviation in Georgia, noted that Israel is in second place (after Turkey) in its air traffic to Georgia, and among the Israeli airlines: El Al with 26.1%, Arkia with 14.3%, others with 16.6 %, and the first place is occupied by Israir with 43.1% of all flights from Israel to Georgia.

representative of the Georgian Ministry of Economy and Development, to Ban Jafridza – the head of the Chamber of Conventions and Exhibitions of Georgia, expanded on the many possibilities for hosting business tourism from Israel, for conferences, congresses, exhibitions and more. Georgia is very interested in tourists from Israel, and besides tourist attractions for individuals and families, they want to encourage business tourism from Israel. The event was moderated Kathy Kastrashvili – The business development coordinator at the Ministry of Economy and Development.

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