Boardroom: "Georgia: Geared for Growth"

  • Narikala Castle and view over Tbilisi, Georgia. Photo: Boardroom. 

Review by Mariam Papidze

Economic Editor, 16 May 2022, Tbilisi,Georgia

International online platform Boardroom has published an article on the potential of business tourism in Georgia, which informs the readers about the hotels and exhibition spaces of the country where large-scale conferences, meetings, congresses and forums can be held.

Sitting at the crossroads of Asia and Europe, Georgia is home to three UNESCO World Heritage sites and the highest permanently inhabited settlements in Europe. Boasting a wealth of culture and, more famously, considered the “cradle of wine,” the small country is an emerging conference destination associations should definitely put on their list," reads the article. 

Boardroom writes that Georgia ranks 37th in Europe for meetings, with 17 international association meetings held annually, each of which averages between 400 and 500 delegates. 

The majority of conferences are held in capital Tbilisi, and the city boasts Georgia’s only conference center, Expo Georgia, which spans 10,000 sqm of indoor space and includes 11 pavilions. The current range of hotels features nearly 81 halls that can accommodate a little over 9,000 delegates - the largest international hotel being the Sheraton Grand Tbilisi Metechi Palace Hotel. But this year, the city plans to welcome 15 internationally-branded hotels that will add capacity for an additional 8,000-plus guests", reads the article.

The article about Georgia's business tourism potential was prepared in partnership with the Georgian National Tourism Administration.

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