Forbes Names Georgia among 7 Countries Expected to Become 'Rising Stars' in Travel

Forbes has named Georgia among the Top 7 countries with the potential to become major tourist destinations in the post-COVID period. 

"As the global tourism industry struggles in the midst of this unprecedented downturn, many nations around the world are preparing for a boom in international visitors once travel is more feasible. For some countries, this could be their first opportunity to establish themselves as a prominent regional force for tourism. While the following countries have yet to become world-class destinations, the ingredients are all there: pristine natural beauty, historic ruins, and fascinating cultural experiences can be encountered in abundance across all seven of these highly underrated nations," reads the article by contributor Jared Ranahan

The author notes that the Top 7 tourist destinations in the post-COVID world are: Ethiopia, Iran, Myanmar (Burma), Georgia, The Philippines, Slovenia, and Tunisia. 

The Forbes article writes the following about Georgia: 

"Though it is sometimes confused with the Peach State, the country of Georgia is well on its way to becoming one of the Caucasus region’s most idyllic destinations. Begin your journey in the nation’s capital, Tbilisi: this charming city is home to a cobblestone-laden Old Town packed with ancient churches and restaurants lining the Mtkvari River. While urban Georgia is spectacular, don’t miss out on the country’s natural beauty: the rolling pastures and idyllic small towns to the west are a must-see, and be sure to sample your fair share of wine while exploring.

"Georgia is one of the oldest wine regions on earth, with evidence of a booming wine industry dating as far back as 6000 BCE." 

Author: Jared Ranahan

Source: Forbes 

Read the full article here.

Image: Svaneti, Ushguli, Georgia/GETTY IMAGES 

01 June 2020 17:01