Event Destination Guide: Routes Silk Road 2015

Routes Silk Road is the route development forum for CIS, Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East & Asia, and will take place for the second time in Tbilisi.

The event, which will once again take place in the beautiful and historic capital of Georgia, will offer attendees the perfect platform to do business and improve air transport networks to, from and within the region. Over 300 senior level executives from airlines, airports, tourism authorities and other aviation stakeholders are expected to attend to discuss air service development.

The decision by United Airports of Georgia to host the event for the second year running is largely due to the success of the 2014 event and a number of key routes which they negotiated during Routes Silk Road 2014.

Tbilisi is the capital city of Georgia and is home to a quarter of the country’s population. Located on the South-Eastern edge of Europe, Tbilisi offers trade links between the east and west, ensuring its position as an important transit route for global trade products.

The city is famous for its traditional markets, which sell everything from meat, fruit and vegetables to local delicacies, clothing and souvenirs.

5 things you (probably) didn’t know about Georgia

  1. Georgian, the language spoken in Tbilisi has its own 33-letter alphabet thought to be based on the sort of Aramaic spoken in the time of Jesus.
  2. The highest mountain range in Europe is the Caucasus Mountains which mark the border between Georgia and Russia.
  3. Tbilisi is thought to be the birthplace of the first European civilisation, following the discovery of 1.8 million year old human remains.
  4. Georgians themselves call their country “Sakartvelo”.
  5. Until 1936, Tbilisi was known as ‘Tiflis’