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Ecotourists clean up Razvalka mountain

Today, a voluntary clean-up took place on the Razvalka Mountain in Zheleznovodsk. The event was organized by the Ministry of Tourism of the Stavropol Territory as part of the environmental contest "Carefully Walk in Stavropol". …

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Georgia lost 10% of tourist income in August

The National Bank of Georgia reported that the country's tourist income in August this year amounted to $ 396.1 mln or 10.6% less than a year before. According to the regulator’s report, in August 2018, Georgia’s tourism …

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Azerbaijani tourism potential being presented in Russia

A number of presentations dedicated to Azerbaijan’s tourism potential are being held in Russia's Moscow, Yekaterinburg and Kazan on August 27-29, according to the Azerbaijan State Tourism Agency. Three hotels, 10 Azerbaijani …

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Two lost tourists found dead in Georgia

Dead bodies of two Belarusian tourists lost in Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region were found, Georgia's emergency office said. According to the statement, the rescuers found lost tourists on Tetnuldi peak. The health …

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Passenger traffic at Georgian airports down 7.3% in July

Georgia’s five airports – three international (Tbilisi, Batumi and Kutaisi) and two local (Mestia and Ambrolauri) – served 571,848 passengers in July 2019, which is a 7.3% decrease in comparison to last year, according to the …

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Matovnikov on North Caucasus development

Mountain hiking, business and ethno-tourism, as well as agriculture in the North Caucasus require active development, Presidential Envoy to the North Caucasus Federal District (NCFD) Alexander Matovnikov said at a meeting with …

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German tourist dies in Georgia's Lagodekhi

German tourist drowned in Lagodekhi, a town in Georgia’s Kakheti region, according to the Emergency Management Agency of Georgia's Ministry of Internal Affairs. The man fell into the River Ninoskhevi, near the Gurgeniani …

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Foreigners spend 115 mln manat in Azerbaijan in June

In January-June 2019, 1,410,700 foreigners from 185 countries visited Azerbaijan, up 6.5% from the previous year, according to the Center for Analysis of Economic Reforms and Communications. The foreigners spent 590,800,000 manat …

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Rescuers take off sick Polish mountaineer from Elbrus

A mountaineer from Poland was helped by rescuers on Elbrus, the Ministry of Emergency Situations in Kabardino-Balkaria reports. At 16:05 Moscow time, the department received a signal from the Crisis Management Center that the search and …

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US tourists rescued in Georgian mountains

Four tourists were rescued in the village of Omalo at an altitude of about 1.9 thousand meters above sea level. According to the Emergency Management Service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia, the rescuers left for the site …

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Karasin: Russia may abolish visas for Georgians

Moscow continues to explore the possibility of abolishing visas for Georgian citizens, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin said. According to him, Moscow is interested in mending relations with Tbilisi and …

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Georgia cancels visa regime with Saint Kitts and Nevis

Georgia and the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis signed an agreement of the introduction of a visa free travel regime, the Georgian Foreign Ministry reported. The agreement was signed by Ambassador of Georgia to the UN Kakha …

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Zurabishvili: Georgia ready not to escalate

Georgian president Salome Zurabishvili said she’ll "wait and see" how a debate in Russia about possible new sanctions against her country will pan out as she cautiously welcomed conciliatory comments from …

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