Tbilisi, Georgia, April 8
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:
Georgia and World Tourism Organization discussed the prospects of cooperation, in particular the creation of joint tourist products.
Georgian Prime Minister met with Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization (WTO).
Irakli Garibashvili thanked Taleb Rifai for his visit to Tbilisi and expressed the hope that mutual cooperation will soon enter a new phase, Georgian Prime Minister's office told Trend on April 7.
"This is very important for Georgia," he added.
The parties discussed the tendencies of tourism development in Georgia and reforms implemented in this area.
Tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors of the Georgian economy and its development is a priority for the authorities.
The prospects of cooperation, the creation of common tourism products and technical cooperation issues that the organization offers its members were discussed during the meeting.
The sides also discussed the investment projects implemented in Georgia's resort and tourist zones.
WTO put forward interesting initiatives on rural and urban, as well as ski tourism in Georgia.
"We believe that the rural, urban and mountain tourism can have a big impact on the economy, employment and infrastructure development," Rifai said after the meeting.
Economy Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili, Georgian ambassador to Spain Zurab Pololikashvili etc. also attended the meeting.
translated by NH
edited by CN