Georgia assesses damage from ban on flights from Russia

Georgia assesses damage from ban on flights from Russia

Georgia has lost about $113 million in the period from July to August due to the ban on direct flights from Russia, head of the Georgian National Tourism Administration Mariam Kvrivishvili said.

She noted that in September, the tourist flow from Russia fell by 20% which affects private sector, business and the tourism industry.

"We expected to get unprecedentedly high numbers in the third quarter based on this dynamics. In July, our country's tourism industry lost $57 million, and $56 million in August," Kvrivishvili told Imedi broadcaster.

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