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Georgian resorts stripped of holidaymakers

By M. Alkhazashvili
Thursday, August 14
The summer tourist season in Georgia has been greatly affected by the Russian aggression.

Most holidaymakers left urgently as soon as they heard news of air strikes on Georgian territory. Most of these tourists were staying at one of the Black Sea resorts in Adjara. The beginning of military clashes in South Ossetia had little or no effect on numbers, but as soon as Russia bombed the Adjara-Khelvachauri region panic spread among holidaymakers and they fled.

Many Armenians on holiday in Adjara left speedily using back routes through Akhaltsikhe. The many Russian tourists who were also visiting Adjara returned home via Ukraine.