THE ROLE OF TOURISM IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS IN GEORGIA – PROBLEMS AND PERSPECTIVES

DAVID KATAMADZE

PAATA AROSHIDZE

 

Abstract

The development of the agricultural business in the traditional Georgian villages is not connected with significant losses and costs thus it allows the supply of cheap agricultural production. The comparatively low prices of the products makes them affordable for the tourists coming from Central and Eastern European countries. If one takes into account the fact that some 47.3 % of the overall Georgian population lives in the villages, it becomes obvious that the effective use of these cheap and well aware of the rural life human resources for the needs of the tourism industry may open a significant potential for development of the agricultural business in regards to the use of the rural tourism.

 

Key words

tourism, agricultural business, rural tourism

 

References

Сельское хозяйство Грузии 2008 г, статистическая публикация, Тбилиси, 2009 г. стр.17

Э. Хараишвили, Конкурентность агротуристических продуктов Грузии. Журн. «Туризм, экономика и бизнес». Издательство «Универсал», Тбилиси, 2010 г. стр. 553

 

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