Georgia’s capital Tbilisi named among top 10 tourist destinations

  • Georgia's capital Tbilisi has been named among the world's top emerging travel destinations. Photo by Nino Alavidze/, 9 Dec 2016 - 19:18, Tbilisi,Georgia

Tbilisi has been named among the world's best tourist destinations by a leading global travel website, with Georgia's capital placed among the top 10 emerging touristic locations.

The city was named among the most popular recent travel spots of 2016 by Tripadvisor, a major travel advice and review website.

The annual emerging destinations list ranked Tbilisi ninth in the top 10 and also featured places in Mexico, Brazil, the Philippines and more. 

Georgia's National Tourism Administration (GNTA) said it received the results from the website this week, and added the results followed the agency's campaign promoting Georgia as a tourist destination on the website.

GNTA manager Giorgi Chogovadze said the six-month campaign had aimed at ten target markets including Israel, Italy, Turkey and Germany, and it had contributed to raising awareness of Georgia.

The Tripadvisor website is visited by 340 million users every month. It's database features over 6.5 million locations and touristic service spots around the world.