Today, Georgian Destination Management Organizations (DMO) and tourism industry stakeholders from Moldova participated in the webinar initiated by Association of National Tourism in Moldova (ANTRIM).
The webinar aimed to share the experience gained through the years from Zrda-supported Georgia’s DMOs (Samtskhe-Javakheti, Samegrelo and Kakheti) in order to obtain maximum engagement for future cooperation and collaborative efforts!
The initiative was supported by USAID Project for economic development, governance and growth of enterprises in Europe and Eurasia (EDGE) and USAID Zrda activity in Georgia and served as an additional opportunity to promote regional programs for best tourism development practices in all countries in the region.
USAID/Zrda supported Startup Week MetsFest in Zugdidi has successfully finished!
The startup week included exhibition of the local entrepreneurs and an Ideathon. The first place of the ideathon was won by the author of Tea Cultural Rout idea. The website visitors will have opportunity to find out about Georgian Tea Culture and Traditions. The second place winner became team Geovilly that developed an application for farmers and entrepreneurs supporting sales of their products.
The MetsFest Zugdidi aimed to strengthen and support startup ecosystem in Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region.
The project was implemented by Be Active Group Georgia, through the support of USAID/Zrda and Startup Grind Tbilisi and partnership with Zugdidi Tech Park, Agriculture Development Association and Environmental Policy and Educational Center.
USAID/Zrda continues partnership with international and local stakeholders for sustainable development of tourism in Tusheti.
The new campsite will soon be established in the stunning Gometsari gorge of Tusheti, through partnership between Zrda, Tusheti Landscape Administration (TPLA), Caucasus Nature Fund (CNF) and Gometsari Gorge Council.
The parties sighed the MoU expressing their willingness to coordinate the sustainable tourism development in Tusheti, realizing the highly underutilized potential of exhisting tourism assets that require further sustainable development and effective marketing.
After culinary cookbooks - Meskhuri Tabla, Kolkhuri Tabla, Tushuri Tabla and Kisturi Tabla, new Ethno Tabla will come on spotlight through USAID/Zrda effort, soon!
On June 30, Master class of noodle soup and making of the traditional Kvemo Kartli regional dishes from the new culinary cookbook Ethno Tabla, took place in Deutsche Mühle Hotel and Restaurant in Bolnisi involving USAID/Georgia Deputy Mission Director David Hoffman, Deputy Governor of Shida Kartli Kakha Koberidze and USAID/Zrda COP Katy Tchumburidze, guided by the Bocuse d'Or Georgia participant and winner chefs.
The Ethno Tabla Cookbook Activity is the new tourism product development initiative from USAID/Zrda implemented through partnership with Georgian Gastronomic Association.
Ethno Tabla culinary cookbook is a collection of old recipes of the ethnic minority communities (Armenians, Azeri, Germans, Greeks, Asirians) used to live in Kvemo Kartli region as well as are easy to follow and feature accessible ingredients.
The cookbooks are designed to promote the local food, raise awareness of the regions among domestic and international travelers, and be used as a gift for tourists.