The FINANCIAL — “Bringing tourists from China to Georgia will become easier to companies registered in Georgia and operating in the field,” – the First Vice Prime Minister of Georgia, Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development Dimitry Kumsishvili stated at the meeting with the heads of the business unions.
First Vice Prime Minister highlighted that Georgia reached an unprecedented agreement while negotiating with China on Free Trade Agreement. The Agreement deals with the aspects related to trade services. However, the Agreement also envisaged a spectacular provision in the field of tourism – Georgian tourism agencies and tour operators who will register a joint venture in Beijing, Shanghai or Tianjin pilot free trade zones, will be able to take tourists from all provinces in China, not only to Georgia but to any other country of the world.
Tourist flow from China to Georgia is permanently increasing: in 2017, number of tourist from China is increased by 54% compared to the year of 2016, according to Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia.