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Check in Georgia to bring tourists from 52 countries

By Tatia Megeneishvili
Thursday, April 21
Over 1,000 transactions have been implemented from aboard to purchase tickets for upcoming concerts all over Georgia.

According to the Ministry of Culture and Monumental Protection, the transactions have been carried out from 52 different countries, including both neighbouring countries and those from further afield.

Concerts which will take place in Georgia are within the large-scale Check in Georgia project, which starts from April 2016.

The Georgian government has allocated GEL 29 million and stated that more than 35 festivals will be held in more than 19 towns and cities of Georgia as part of the project.

The Minister of Culture and Monuments Protection, Mikheil Giorgadze, stated that money for the project will be allocated from the government’s reserve fund.

“However, we are trying to reduce the contribution of the budget to the project. We are in the process of negotiating with the private sector for possible contributions. I am sure this will be a successful project and it will continue into the future,” stated Giorgadze.

The project will kick off on April 24 with well-known singer Eros Ramazzotti’s concert in Tbilisi's Sport Palace, tickets for which are already on sale, out of which 5,000 have already been sold.

The next large scale concert will take place at Dinamo Arena on May 27, where Robbie Williams will perform. More then 31,000 tickets have already been sold.

Ticket price ranges from 20 to 90 GEL.

The Ministry of Culture stated that the project will be beneficial for the country, and the 2016 tourist season will be very successful for Georgia.