Lonely Planet calls Georgia “one of the most beautiful countries on earth.” Georgia’s geographic attributes are indisputable. Regions of this country have been isolated by the Caucasus Mountains for centuries. Svaneti, for example, is a remote place with 1,000-year-old villages, while the landscapes of Tusheti National Park have been experienced only by sheep herders and the most intrepid trekkers. The country also has one of the world’s oldest and most overlooked wine-making scenes.
Georgia has experienced tourism growth in recent years. Earlier in the current decade, it enjoyed a 300 percent increase in foreign arrivals. The goal over the next 10 years is to make certain that this growth is turned into a sustainable tourism industry with a focus on “culture and natural heritage.”