UNWTO Executive Council: We Support Georgia’s Efforts and Effective Policy Measures Implemented To Restart the Hospitality and Tourism Sectors and To Gradually Reopen Borders, Which Position Georgia as a Resilient, Sustainable and Highly Valued Tourism Destination on the Global Tourism Map Print Version

2020-09-16

"We support Georgia's efforts and effective policy measures implemented to restart the hospitality and tourism sectors and to gradually reopen borders, which position Georgia as a resilient, sustainable and highly valued tourism destination on the global tourism map," states the Tbilisi Declaration of the UNWTO Executive Council, which was adopted within the framework of the 112th session.

UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili personally presented the Tbilisi Declaration of the Executive Council to Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia today.

In addition to key policy issues in the tourism industry, the declaration, which aims to promote the sustainable development of tourism in the world, also includes ways of overcoming existing challenges, as well as future plans. The document highlights the steps taken by Georgia in the fight against COVID-19.

"We also express our sincere appreciation and gratitude to the Government of Georgia for the gracious invitation to host a presential meeting of the Executive Council of the UNWTO in the aftermath of the pandemic, allowing us to experience its rich cultural heritage and unique hospitality. We support Georgia's efforts and effective policy measures implemented to restart the hospitality and tourism sectors and to gradually reopen borders, which position Georgia as a resilient, sustainable and highly valued tourism destination on the global tourism map," states the Tbilisi Declaration of the UNWTO Executive Council.

Georgia is hosting the 112th session of the UNWTO Executive Council - the world's first, unprecedentedly high-level representative event since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic - on 16-17 September. The session was opened today by Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia and UN World Tourism Organization Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili. The event includes high-ranking delegates from Spain, Greece, Portugal, Romania, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, and other countries.

Press Service of the Government Administration