Tbilisi. The US Embassy in Georgia published the highlight how the United States works with Georgia to develop its tourism industry...
This summer, USAID brought a group of travel influencers to Georgia to promote the country as a tourist destination, reaching 4 million potential travelers around the world.
Have you already seen the beautiful ceramic tile mosaic in Gori? It was created by artist Irina Shotadze after USAID helped her purchase a ceramic oven. The new oven enabled her to create 1,001 tiles for public display, which has already become a popular destination in Gori.
USAID also supported new infrastructure at 15 rural museums in Shida Kartli, Samtskhe-Javakheti, Mtskheta-Mtianeti, and Tusheti in line with the U.S. government's emphasis on creating jobs in Georgia's regions while maintaining the country's unique cultural heritage.
With USAID support, roughly 300 "Digital Missionaries" have listed tourism businesses and landmarks on Google platforms, promoting growth of the rural tourism industry. So far, they have "digitized" more than 3,000 locations across the country.
Last but not least, USAID supported the establishment of the Tourism Industry Alliance comprising 15 business associations in the tourism and hospitality industry.