Government highlights Imereti’s tourism potential
Author: By Nino Gelashvili
With the goal of keeping Georgia’s sightseeing-rich regions in both the local and international spotlight, the government continues its tourism promotional efforts. The Georgian National Tourism Agency (GNTA), which is responsible for tourism development policy, organized a trip for travel agency representatives to the west Georgian region of Imereti on July 10. Imereti is famous for its historic sites, beautiful caves and dinosaur footprints.
“The trip was very interesting for me, because I have never been there before,” said Maia Ramishvili, General Director of Vanilla Sky, a local travel agency.
Along with other participants, Ramishvili was taken to visit Promete and Sataplia caves, a health resort spa in Tskaltubo, a new hotel, and the Motsameta monastery complex near Kutaisi- the main city of Imereti and the second largest in Georgia.
“I admired the hotel in Tskaltubo, so I’ve put it in our tour to Imereti,” Ramishvili continued. “Promete and Sataplia caves were extremely interesting.”
Tskaltubo is popular for its radon-carbonate mineral springs, whose natural temperature is 33-35°C, making it useful without pre-heating. Built right on the spring, Bath-House #6 is the largest and most modern. It features three pools and individual bath-rooms.