Zaza Pachulia and Guram Kashia invite their international friends to Georgia
28 June, 2019
Zaza Pachulia and Guram Kashia invite their international friends to Georgia
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree prohibiting Russian airlines from carrying Russian citizens to Georgia from July 8. Putin has ordered the Cabinet of Ministers to help the citizens of Russia, who are traveling to Georgia, to return to Russia. Moreover, some recommendations have been issued for Russian tour operators, calling on them to refrain from selling tours in Georgia.

In response to the ban and the possible threats to the Georgian tourism industry, Georgian activists together with businessmen
and international society have launched the campaign ‘Spend Your Summer in Georgia’. The campaign aims at popularizing Georgia as a travel destination to tackle the possible difficulties due to the decreased number of incoming Russian tourists. Besides, Russian tourists have encouraged their Georgian friends by saying that they will find other ways to reach Georgia.

Zaza Pachulia, Georgian basketball player, and Guram Kashia, Georgian football player have recently joined the campaign by inviting their international friends to Georgia.

“To all my followers, NBA fans all over the world, travelers, wine lovers,foodies-you all are invited in this beautiful and amazing country#visitgeorgia #Georgia @ Tbilisi, Georgia” reads Zaza Pachulia’s post on Facebook.

Zaza was the captain of Georgian National Basketball Team. Currently, he plays with the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Earlier he had been playing in the Golden State Warriors. He won NBA championships with the team in 2017 and 2018.

As for Guram Kashia, he invites his Dutch friends to Georgia where beautiful architecture by the sea in Batumi in the summer and skiing in winter await them.

"I’ve traveled all around the world and I’ve crossed many seas, but nothing comes even close to Georgian food. I swear you won’t know what’s hit you. Beautiful architecture by the sea in Batumi in the summer, and skiing in winter! Georgia is perfect for every season! My Dutch friends: go to Georgia to finally see a proper mountain (Even though I love your flat country). Have you been to Georgia? Leave your experiences in the comments! "

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