Today, May 20, the President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Abkhazia Tamila Mertskhulava in the CCI building hosted a delegation from the Slovak Republic, who arrived in Abkhazia at the invitation of the Chamber with a three-day visit. The purpose of the trip is to participate in an advertising tour of Abkhazia, which was developed by the Chamber for the promotion of the republic in the international arena, as well as for the further development of cooperation in the field of tourism between Abkhazia and Slovakia. The tour includes visits to reception facilities, production facilities and attractions. For a journalist from Slovakia a separate program of stay in Abkhazia was developed, which included meetings with the leadership of the CCI, the Ministry of resorts and tourism and visits to enterprises of the republic.
The delegation includes Slawomira Vastushkova and Ladislav Vastushkov the co–founders of travel Agency "SpisTravel", Sonia Wrbianova, the guide Slovak travel Agency, Lucia Lukushova - the journalist of the Slovak media (cooperates with Slovak publishers: "NOVY CAS PRE ZENY", "BAJECNA ZENA" "EMMA", "ZIVOT", "SARM", "PROFIT", "TRAVELLER", "PLUS 7 DNI").
At the meeting at the Chamber of Commerce the parties discussed the development of the tourism industry, the investment potential of Abkhazia, the possibility of acquiring land and opening a business, visa procedures for foreign tourists. The delegation was interested in the economic situation in the republic, agriculture, tourism and industry.
The guests were interested in what kind of business is better to open in Abkhazia, long-term and short-term land lease, the possibility of tourists coming to Abkhazia through Ingur river.
Tamila Mertskhulava noted the role of the tourism industry, but explained that Abkhazia is favorable for the development of agriculture, as in our country grow very rare and healthy fruits such as kiwi, feijoa, etc. She reported on the available natural resources of the republic, the procedure of the republic support of investors and entrepreneurs within the country, acquainted with the visa procedures and talked about the free trade agreement between Russia and Abkhazia.
As is well known, the Chamber of Commerce and industry of the Republic of Abkhazia twice took part in the tourism exhibition ITF Slovakiatour (in 2017 and 2019), which was held in the capital of Slovakia - Bratislava. As a result of these visits, the negotiations were held and the contacts were established to organize a tour of Abkhazia for Slovak representatives of travel business and journalists, which, as a result, was the reason for the visit of this delegation.
On May 23 at 10:00, a press conference on the results of the Slovak delegation visit to Abkhazia will be held at Sputnik news agency.