Georgia for the Jewish Travelers Brochure Published

The fact that Georgia is becoming increasingly popular in Israel was the incentive for the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of the Georgian National Tourism Administration (GNTA) to publish a brochure called Georgia for the Jewish Travelers. It has been published both in Hebrew and English languages and contains information about existing synagogues throughout Georgia and the David Baazov Museum of History of Jews of Georgia located in Tbilisi.

“The booklet describing almost all Jewish historical and cultural buildings, including synagogues, is of utmost importance,” said Giorgi Chogovadze, Head of the GNTA. “Israel is our top priority destination market from which we receive a lot of tourists and the GNTA does its best to attract as many of them as possible. For example, we brought dozens of journalists from Israel to make our country more recognizable on the Israeli market and will continue in this way.”

According to the six months of 2016, 33 252 international tourists came from Israel to Georgia. Compared to the same period last year: the number has increased by 95.4 percent.

“The Museum of History of Jews of Georgia is pleased with this initiative,” said Jamlet Khukhashvili, Chairman of the Council of Museum Revival. “The brochure is vital not only for Jews but all tourists coming here. Jewish cultural monuments are what Israeli tourists like most in Georgia and this small book contains everything.”

The booklet is to be made available at airports and tourists agencies.

Meri Taliashvili

21 July 2016 21:21