Mumbai, February 17, 2017.

Abbas Mustan launched the first look of new Hindi thriller ‘Machine’ that is full of natural beauty of Georgia. The entire movie was shot here with new comer Mustafa, son of Abbas. Movie ‘Machine’ forecast the nature, city, life, tourism and culture of Georgia. Tourism is an increasingly significant part of the Georgian economy and in just last 11 months 5.86 million tourists visited Georgia.

Georgia is the hot destination of new tourists from India. There is steep 216% growth of Indian tourists to Georgia. Abbas-Mustan made Georgia more visible for Indian cinema goers. In Georgia there are 103 resorts in different climatic zones in while includes more than 2,000 mineral springs. There are over 12,000 historical and cultural monuments, four of which are recognised as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Movie ‘Machine’ is Directed by Abbas–Mustan and the story done by Sanjeev Kaul. Kiara Advani is opposite Mustafa. Music of the movie is composed Tanishk Bagchi, Komail-Shivaan and  Dr Zeus. It is edited by Hussain A Burmawala and distributed by AD Films. Abbas Mustan shot movie trailer has been made public on YouTube and film is set to release on 24th March.

Georgia is a beautiful country in the Caucasus region of Eurasia. Located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe. Georgia is ranked 10th on Internet freedom, 13th on economic freedom, 16th in ease of doing business and 34th WJP Rule of Law index.

Respectively, number of tourists is increased by 19.3% in 11 months, while international travelers – 7.9%. Most of the visits were made from Azerbaijan, Armenia, Turkey, Russia and Ukraine through January-November, 2016. The positive trend is sustained with the EU countries: Latvia + 25.6%, Czech Republic + 15.6%, Lithuania +15%, Germany + 9.4% and Poland +6.5%.

Exceptional growth is recorded from the following countries: Iran (+494%), India (+216%), Saudi Arabia (+ 118%), China (+44%), Israel (+56.7%), Kazakhstan (+33,8 %) and Belarus (+29.7% ). As for November, 458,496 international travelers have visited Georgia in November, which exceeds by 22,196 comparing to the same period of the previous year (growth +5.1%).

Tourist number is grown by 14% and amounted to 164,440. Most of the visits were fixed from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Russia and Ukraine in November, 2016. Exceptional increase has been fixed from the EU countries: Lithuania +71%, Poland +49%, Germany +32%, France +24% and the United Kingdom + 20%.

The number of international travelers has been significantly grown from the following states: Iran +487%, Saudi Arabia +183%, India + 133%, China + 112%, Uzbekistan + 112% and Belarus + 30.5%. It should be noted, that transactions made by international travelers’ foreign cards have made up 1,351, 403 thousand GEL in 10 months of 2016, growth of 11.9% is fixed comparing to the same period of the previous year.

Photo Credit: Georgian National Tourism Administration (GNTA)

(inputs from GNTA also)


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