Georgian Deputy Economy Minister Mariam Kvrivishvili on Friday informed participants of the Forum of Tourism Leaders, hosted as part of the World Tourism Day in Saudi Arabia, about Georgia’s preparations to host next year’s edition in its capital.
The Ministry of Economy cited Kvrivishvili as saying Georgia continued to be an “interesting and attractive” tourist destination in the world.
The status of the host of the World Tourism Day will give us the opportunity to meet 3,000 leaders from the tourism industry and the aviation sector in our country next year. We will be able to represent Georgia's tourism and investment potential”, she said.
With this victory [of the right of hosting the event], we have taken another step towards the recognition of Georgia, increasing its awareness and, most importantly, strengthening the tourism industry of our country”, the Deputy Minister added.
Thirty-eight countries of the Commission for Europe of the United Nations’ World Tourism Organisation chose Georgia as the host country for next year’s World Tourism Day, with the selection made at their 68th meeting this June in Sofia, Bulgaria.