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Russia-Georgia flights to remain suspended until January
A decision on lifting an ongoing Russian ban on flights to and from Georgia should not be expected by the end of the year. In the third quarter of 2019 Georgia has lost more than 100 000 tourists from the Russian Federation.
Russian air carriers lost $50mn from Moscow’s Georgia flight ban
Russian airlines are looking for compensation from the government after the Kremlin’s ban on direct flights to Georgia. In the third quarter of 2019 Georgia has lost more than 100 000 tourists from the Russian Federation. Totally for three quarters of the year, 213 300 Russian tourists visited Georgia.
Tourist flow from Russia to Georgia decreased by 100 000 people
In the third quarter of 2019 Georgia has lost more than 100 thousand tourists from the Russian Federation. The decrease in tourist flow from January to September from Russia to Georgia amounted to 3,5%.
Business travelers increasingly choose Armenia and Belarus for business trips
Experts from Aeroclub business tourism agency analyzed airline reservations made by business representatives from Russia over five years, and found out what trends changed in business trips to neighboring countries in 2019.
Russian airlines will fly to Georgia again
The Federal Air Transport Agency issued an admission to S7 Airlines for 7 flights a week to Kutaisi. This is the first admission of a Russian airline to flights to Georgia after the termination of flights to this country in June 2019.
The flow of Russian tourists to Georgia decreased
The Russians retained their leadership in the number of foreign guests who visited Georgia, the total number of which in the first month of autumn amounted to 974 thousand people, which is 2,8% more than a year earlier.
The State Duma believes that Georgia did not ensure the safety of Russian tourists
According to the representative of the Russian State Duma Committee, there are no sufficient security guarantees for Russian tourists in Georgia and therefore there are no reasons for resuming flights there.
Armenia and Azerbaijan won from Georgia’s closure for Russian tourists
Other countries of the Transcaucasus, Armenia and Azerbaijan, where tour operators saw a noticeable increase, benefited from the closure of Georgia. Also, Turkey, the Black Sea coast of Russia and Abkhazia note an increase of the Russian tourist flow. This assessment was voiced at a press conference by the executive director of the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR) Maya Lomidze
Russians go to Georgia by train, after air traffic is stopped
"108 210 tourists from Russia visited Georgia in July 2019 instead of 127 060 in July last year. The number of Russian tourists who came to Georgia by railway (via Baku) increased by 85% compared to the same period last year, by sea way - by 57,9% and land way - by 7,1 %. Accordingly, if in July last year 124 990 citizens of Russia drove along Vladikavkaz-Tbilisi highway, then this year already 133 830 Russians chose a car to go to Georgia. Almost 36% of the guests name vacation as the main purpose of their visit to Georgia, 21,6% - visiting friends and relatives and 15,5% - the desire to travel from Georgia to other countries."
Russian tourists staying in Georgia despite Kremlin’s warnings about safety
Despite stark warnings for Russian tourists from their home country about safety issues in Georgia, following anti-Russian protests in Tbilisi, visitors in the Caucasus country remain largely unfazed by the situation. The flare-up in relations began when Georgian protesters tried to storm parliament in the capital, Tbilisi, last week.
Georgia estimated the loss from the Russian tourist traffic
In connection with the flight ban imposed by the Russian authorities, the tourist flow from Russia to Georgia will be reduced by 1 million tourists, which will significantly affect the economy of the Republic. This was reported by the head of the National Tourism Administration Mariam Kvrivishvili.
Georgia estimated losses from the suspension of air links with Russia
Georgia estimated the economic consequences of the temporary suspension of direct flights from Russia. According to Georgian media reports, the tourism sector of Georgia will lose at least $ 100 million due to the suspension of direct flights from Russia.
The number of visits of the Russians to Georgia increased by 14% for five months
539.4 thousand citizens of Russia visited Georgia over January-May 2019 period, which is 14% more than in the same period of 2018, according to the National Tourism Administration of the Republic.
Sales of beach tours to Georgia grow in regions of Russia
In the 2019 season, the flow of tourists from the Russian regions to the beach resorts of Georgia increased. It is not surprising - Georgian hoteliers provide special offers. Prices for a week at a 3* hotel on BB start from 42 thousand Rubles (582 Euros) for two persons. The demand also increased by the launch of new direct flights to Batumi from regions.
Flight Program from Rostov-on-Don in summer season 2019
International airport Krasnodar named after Ekaterina II has started its history in 1932 when 7 air crafts arrived here for agricultural works. A year later the air base Pashkovskaya was founded. Now the airport is situated 12 km away from the city center. Today it is Krasnodar region airport the 3-d large region of Russian Federation.
Pobeda will fly from Rostov-on-Don to Batumi
The new regular international flight has appeared in the timetable of the airport Platov. Starting from 07.06.2019 Pobeda Airlines will fulfil flights on the air crafts Boeing 737 to Batumi. This town is the Georgian resort on the Black sea coast. There will be four flights a week: on Monday, Wednesday, Friday with departure at 16:00 and arrival time to Batumi at 18:30, on Saturday with departure at 13:00 and with arrival at 15:30 to Batumi.
Russian tourist aggregator Momondo has published the list of the most budget destinations in 2019.
The flow of Russians in Georgia increased by almost a quarter for four months
In January-April 2019, 367.2 thousand Russian citizens visited Georgia, which is 23.1% more than in the same period of 2018, the National Tourism Administration of the Republic reported on Monday. In April, the number of Russians who visited Georgia increased by 26.5% compared to April last year - up to 113.1 thousand people, or 17.5% of all visitors, whose number in the second month of spring increased by 4.6% - to 647.8 thousand people.
The number of tourists from Russia to Georgia increased by 10% for two months
From the beginning of the year, from January to February, 155.6 Russian tourists arrived in Georgia. This figure increased by 10%, compared with the same period in 2018. This was reported by the National Tourism Administration in Georgia.
Number of guests from Russia in Georgia increased by one third
“In January-April 2018 357,000 Russian citizens visited Georgia, which is 31.2% more than the same period of 2017”, - reports the National Tourism Administration of Georgia. As the Head of the department Georgy Chogovadze said, in April the number of Russians who visited Georgia increased by 43.4% in comparison with April of the last year - up to 124 thousand people, which is a record indicator for the second month of spring during the last 12 years.
Georgia - the results of the first quarter 2018
“233,000 Russian citizens visited Georgia in January-March 2018, which is 25.5% more than in the same period of the last year”, - said the Head of the National Tourism Administration Georgy Chogovadze. According to him, in March the number of Russians who visited Georgia increased by 37% in comparison with March 2017 - up to 91.5 thousand people, which is a record number for the first month of spring over the past 12 years.
The number of Russians visiting Georgia has increased by almost 20% since the beginning of the year
“In January-February 2018 141.5 thousand Russian citizens visited Georgia, which is 19.1% more than in the same period of the last year”, - reported the information and analytical department of the country's Interior Ministry. In February, the number of Russians who visited Georgia increased against February 2017 by 24.2% - up to 70.4 thousand people, which is a record figure for the last 11 years.
AVIAREPS COMMENCES OPERATIONS IN AZERBAIJAN & GEORGIA
AVIAREPS, the company representing tourism, aviation and hospitality organisations, has expanded its international market presence with the opening of an office in Azerbaijan’s capital, Baku. The new office is responsible for conducting General Sales Agent (GSA), marketing, PR and trade promotion activities for airlines, destinations, tourism services and other representative activities for both the markets of Azerbaijan and neighbouring Georgia.