tourism in Caucasus

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How Azerbaijan has avoided the resource curse

If you are a fund manager based in one of the EU member states you should open your eyes to investment opportunities in Azerbaijan. The energy-rich former Soviet republic on the southwest shore of the Caspian Sea is diversifying its economy. …

Delhi-Baku direct flights to be launched

The direct Delhi-Baku flights are planned to be launched in the future, CEO of the Azerbaijan Tourism Board Florian Sengstschmid said. He recalled that presently, flights for Indian tourists are mainly operated through …

New cable car to link Kobi and Gudauri

The new cable car will open on December 29 to link Georgia’s Stepantsminda region to Gudauri and take passengers from Kobi to Gudauri in just 15 minutes. More than $30 million was allocated from the state budget to construct the …

Goderdzi resort prepares for winter season

In Georgia, the winter season at the Goderdzi ski resort officially opens on December 28, the Department of Tourism of Adjara reported. From the day the season opens, there will be two ropeways and two ski slopes with a total length of …

Putin: I'd love to visit Karachay-Cherkessia

Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking at his annual news conference, noted success of Karachay-Cherkessia's ski resorts in developing tourism in the region. According to him, the republic's resorts, …

Azerbaijan to host global forum on health tourism

A global forum on health tourism will be held in Azerbaijan in February 2019, chairman of the Azerbaijani Association for Support of Medical and Thermal Tourism, President of the World Health Tourism Organization Ruslan Guliyev …

Most tourists come to Azerbaijan from Russia

Russians are in the first place among those who arrived in Azerbaijan in January-October 2018 (752,000 tourists), according to the Azerbaijani State Tourism Agency. The number of Russian tourists increased by 3.3% compared to the same …

International Welcome Challenge forum opens in Tbilisi

Tbilisi is hosting the International Forum of Innovations for Hospitality and Tourism Industry, the Welcome Challenge on October 23-26. The International Forum of Innovations for Hospitality and Tourism Industry, the Welcome Challenge, …