Georgia among world’s 22 most compelling destinations in 2018, 3 Jan 2018 - 21:24, Tbilisi,Georgia

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Offering all the necessary data you need to plan your trip, Bloomberg has placed Georgia among the 22 destinations "that will be especially hot this year”.

Influences from times under the Persian Empire and the Soviet Union have left distinct marks on the country’s culture, most notably in its vegetarian-friendly cuisine, such as the cheese-filled khachapuri pie”, the article says.

Giving the brief historic overview about Georgia and its capital Tbilisi, the article says "it's no surprise then that its resilient spirit and creative energy have earned the city comparisons to Berlin in the mid-aughts, before it was widely known as an edgy nightlife capital”.

Not familiar with Georgian vintages? Wine snobs are: The country is said to be the birthplace of viticulture, with production of strong, antioxidant-packed orange varietals spanning 8,000 years”, it further notes.

Sourcing hotel pricing insights from Google and seasonal recommendations from regional travel specialists, the article suggests "the alchemy of being in the right place at the right time is exactly what transforms a good vacation into a great one”.