On November 5, the Tourism International Business Forum is to be held in Tbilisi, organized by Pro Vision, founder of Aya Travel, and their business partner.
The forum will present Aya Estate, which seeks as its goal to bring more investments to Georgia.
Behind this event are two stories of foreign businessmen who found Georgia in different ways, but both made it their mission to help the country prosper.
Owner and Director of Pro Vision and Aya Travel, Bassam Jaafar, is an honorary member of the Global Council for Business and Trade. Mr. Bassam was doing business in Ukraine and Kazakhstan when he first visited Georgia three years ago as a tourist. On his second trip here, he realized he had finally found the place he’d been dreaming about, and decided to share his experience with the Georgian business sector, beginning by funding a travel agency. Even though the Covid-19 Pandemic created a lot of obstacles, he didn’t give up and overcame the challenges. Now, he is ready to present his new project, Aya Estate, at the Tourism International Business Forum alongside his Business partner and friend, Dr. Fawad Qasim Wasil, who has his own story of discovering Georgia.
10 years ago, Dr. Fawad Qasim Wasil came to Georgia as a Med student and, just like Mr. Bassam, he felt somehow connected to the country, going on to learn Georgian. He got his medical degree, but soon realized his true passion: Real estate. Starting out as a broker, within three years he had gained enough experience to give being a developer on the Ortachala project a try. Later, he continued working on different projects as an investor. Over the last five years, Dr. Fawad has worked solely on bringing foreign direct investments to Georgia, over $260 million! In parallel, he has worked with many big development companies as well as with many international real estate businesses.
Georgia was able to unite these two men, and they realized that they could do a lot more for the country with their collaboration. For the past six months, Mr. Bassam Jaafar and Dr. Fawad Qasim Wasil have been working toward November’s Tourism International Business Forum, which will bring together experts and practitioners from a wide range of industries of tourism, investment, and real estate. The audience will include international delegations of leaders, CEOs, and top managers from all around the world.
As a part of this forum, they have also invited 50 international bloggers to tour Georgia and promote it as a desirable destination for vacations and trips.
The Tourism International Business Forum will be made up of a conference, presentations, networking, and discussions of past, present, and future plans. Mr. Bassam Jaafar and Dr. Fawad Qasim Wasil’s $43 million project, Aya Estate, will launch at the forum. In their personal 2-3 year forecast, they are expecting $115 million in investment. They have also teased a plan for a 5-star international brand hotel coming to Georgia and opening their first-ever establishment in this location.