Foreign guests receive gifts at Georgian airports

  • Quote: "This is the way they meet you at passport control, everyone gets a bottle of wine, Georgia already in love with you"., 11 Jan 2015 - 15:10, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Georgian Government has come up to an original way of saying 'season’s greetings and welcome' to the country’s international guests.

All foreign citizens arriving in any of Georgia’s three international airports from December 20 to January 20 will receive a bottle of Georgian wine as a gift.

The campaign was initiated by Georgia’s Entrepreneurship Development Agency, a state agency created in 2014 with the aim of spurring the growth of business.

A bottle of red dry Saperavi wine from the vintage 2012 collection would be offered to each foreign visitor immediately after they passed through passport control.

The campaign has already gained popularity in social media.

During the duration of the campaign, about 47,000 foreign guests will receive a present, the Agency said.

In addition, visitors will be welcomed with banners reading: "Welcome to Georgia! EU Associated State.”