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Georgian authorities called the amount of damage from the loss of Russian tourists
Georgia estimated losses due to the breakdown of flights with Moscow. According to Georgian statistics, last year every fifth tourist (21%) arrived from Russia.
Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze said that the country's tourism sector has lost up to 60 million US dollars. He also noted that it is important to provide support to all businessmen who are engaged in this field, writes RIA News".
The ban on flights to Georgia and back took effect from 8 July. You can get from Russia to Georgia only through neighboring states. The reason was the unrest. Tbilisi 20 June rally overwhelmed by protests. The fury of the radicals and opposition was triggered by the act of the session participant - State Duma deputy from the Communist Party Sergei Gavrilov, who, at the opening of the meeting in the Georgian parliament, sat in the speaker’s chair. The ban will remain in force until the political situation in Georgia normalizes.