Over 70,000 tourists visit Adjaria
Georgia, Tbilisi, July 14 / Trend N. Kirtskhalia /
Tourist season was launched in Adjaria. Number of visitors reached 66,700 tourists from January 2009 up to now, department of tourism and resorts of autonomous Republic said. Roughly 4,242 visitors were foreigners.
According to the department, roughly 320,000 tourists plan to visit Adjaria.
According to representatives of Kobuletti private sector, this number of tourists is insufficient to cover loans taken in bank. So, café-bars and trade objects operate without profit.
Owners of luxury hotels in Kobuletti do not suffer due to lack of tourists. They conduct different actions to attract great number of visitors. For example, jazz-festival will be held in Georgian palace.
According to the department, there are 39,780 places in hotels and private sectors, 6,000 places fall on hotels. There are fewer tourists in Adjaria compared to 2008. But the number of tourists increased 19 percent compared to 2007.
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