Batumi, the capital of Ajara region, is one of the most distinguished tourist destinations on the Black Sea. Batumi is exposition of ancient and modern architecture, its historical port, serene botanical garden, Seaside Boulevard, European squares and streets - not to mention its world-class hotels, restaurants, cafes and bars - make up the face of modern Georgia.
It is important to note that in 2012 American Academy of Hospitality Sciences nominated Batumi as the best tourist destination of the year.
In the second half of the 20th century European architects flocked to Batumi and designed numerous unique architectural designs. Development of Batumi was closely connected with the global economic and industrial development. During this period Nobel Brothers and Rothschild family started their commercial activities (businesses) in Batumi.
Batumi today is still distinguished by modern architecture and abundance of investments. In addition, modern Batumi is a cultural center in Georgia, hosting numerous international festivals with participation of famous musicians and artists.
The coastline of Ajara is a favorite destination among tourists visiting Georgia and is famous for its numerous resort areas. Ajara's coastline resorts are located within the municipalities of Khelvachauri and Kobuleti.

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Kobuleti municipality
Kobuleti municipality is an excellent destination for those interested in historical monuments and sightseeing. The municipality has several ancient churches and monasteries, fortresses and arched bridges. The coastline resorts - Kobuleti, Tsikhisdziri and Chakvi - are parts of Kobuleti municipality. Additionally, the protected areas of Kintrishi, Ispani as well as Mtirala National Park have superb eco-touristic potential and are fascinating destinations for nature lovers.
Khelvachauri municipality
The seaside resorts of Sarpi, Gonio and Kvariati are situated in Khelvachauri municipality. The unique Roman fortress in Gonio, which dates back to the 1st century AD, demonstrates the region's connection to the Antique and Byzantine Ages. Khelvachauri municipality offers ecotourism, rural tourism and birdwatching as its primary activities for visitors.
Green Cape
Located 9 km outside of Batumi, Green Cape (Mtsvane Kontskhi) is one of the most beautiful seaside resorts in Georgia. The area is 70-92 meters above sea level. Batumi Botanical Garden is located within Green Cape's picturesque setting. Thousands of visitors come to the garden each year due to its wide variety of flora.


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President of Georgian Guides Association

My Dearest Colleagues,

Welcome at the 18th WFTGA Convention 2019 in Tbilisi, Georgia!

In 2017, when we were bidding to host 18th Convention, it was almost impossible to imagine that we would be honored be the Hosts, but today I am happy and excited to see 300 Tourist Guides, Representatives of their countries at the World's historical Crossroad – in Georgia!

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