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Real Estate Market Highlights, #13 | January-March 2019
11 June 2019

In comparison with Q4 2018, the GEO real property market dropped by 15.2% in Q1 2019. While the annual increase was more pronounced at 3.7% (YoY), compared to Q1 2018. Tbilisi dominated the real property market with a 41.8% share in total sales in Q1 2019. The Tbilisi market was followed by Kakheti and Adjara, with a respective 12.6% and 10.9% proportion of GEO sales.

The “Achilles’ Heel” of Georgia’s Agriculture – Incomplete Land Registration
15 April 2019

“Commercialization of farmers can happen only if land consolidation occurs and farmers benefit from economies of scale” – Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, Giorgi Kobulia stated at the Rural Conference 2019 held in Tbilisi last week.

One Small Step for a Man, Big Data for Mankind: Uses of Alternative Data Sources in Tourism Development
22 March 2019

There are many mesmerizing buildings in Tbilisi, but do you know which one tourists favor the most? Or have you ever wondered what travelers’ favorite Georgian food or wine is? Thanks to modern tools and data-gathering methods, we now have actual proof that khachapuri is tourists’ all-time favorite Georgian dish. In 2018, the Georgian National Tourism Administration (GNTA), along with Communication Agency Windfor’s, launched a campaign called “Emotions are Georgia” to determine what foreign tourists admire the most in our beautiful country and which emotions they associate with Georgia.

March 18, 2019 | Fewer tourists, cheaper khachapuri?!
18 March 2019

The average cost of cooking one standard Imeretian Khachapuri in the second month of 2019 decreased to 3.54 GEL, 2.2% lower month-on-month (in comparison to the previous month), and 3.5% lower year-on-year (compared to the same month of last year). The Khachapuri Index is driven primarily by the price of cheese, the main ingredient in khachapuri. In February 2019, the cheese price declined in almost all large Georgian cities, relative to the same month of last year. The highest yearly price decrease (13.5%) of Imeretian cheese was recorded in the capital, Tbilisi. For Khachapuri lovers, Telavi is currently the most expensive city, with Tbilisi taking second place.

Executive Assistant to the Director
15 March 2019

The International School of Economics in Tbilisi (ISET, www.iset.ge/www.iset-pi.ge) is seeking an Executive Assistant to the Director.

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