On November 30 2018, the first Georgian-Austrian Tourism Forum jointly organized by Advantage Austria – the Austrian Trade Commission and MRG – Mountain Resorts of Georgia took place in Tbilisi. In the event, 12 Austrian companies could present their expertise in tourism infrastructure and tourism know-how to Georgian authorities, companies and partners at Lolita Restaurant. Georg Karabaczek, the Austrian Trade Commissioner for Georgia, pointed out, that the focus of the event was to help Georgia develop their enormous potential in the tourism sector. With approximitaley 40 Mio. Tourists per year, Austria is the number 1 tourist destination per capita in the world, and therefore Austrian companies have a lot of experience that can also be beneficial for Georgia.
The official Georgian-Austrian Tourism Forum was followed by intensive B2B-Meetings of the 12 participating Austrian companies with interested Georgian authorities and companies.