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Posts Tagged ‘Georgia’

Our Favourite Local Suppliers in the World of Travel

  • WHL Group
  • 11 November 2012

In travel, experiences are made possible through the input of many businesses and people. The WHL Group works to keep the travel “product” as locally based as possible. We partner with in-country experts like tour operators who, in turn, work with local service providers like lodges, restaurants, drivers and guides.

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Experiencing the World with All Five Senses

  • WHL Group
  • 25 July 2012

To dig deeper into the concept of ‘experiential travel,’ we asked the WHL Group’s partners – local travel experts from around the globe – to tell us how life feels in their destinations. We asked them to get sensory about it. Find out which of the five senses is most heightened when you open your eyes, nose, mouth, ears and hands in a new place.

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Our Favourite Landscapes from Around the World

  • whl.travel
  • 23 April 2012

“Where’s the place you feel most at home in nature?” This is the question we posed to our network of local travel experts all around the world. They came back with responses about incredible landscapes that make their corners of the earth special. We’ve compiled their thoughts about some of the best landscapes from around the world.

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How Long is Long Enough? A Slow Travel Cheat Sheet

  • whl.travel
  • 22 February 2012

We’ve asked our global network of local tourism professionals about the ‘length of stay’ factor in their destinations. Answers varied, but they all agree on one thing: the average tourist isn’t a slow traveller and just doesn’t stay long enough to really appreciate a place. Here are their thoughts on how long is long enough and what the average fast traveller is missing.

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‘The Region Initiative’ Connects Silk Road Tourism Destinations

  • Muhammad Asad and Laurel Angrist
  • 19 October 2011

Any far-reaching initiative that promotes tolerance, interfaith harmony and shared opportunity really stands out, especially in the world of travel. Such is the case with The Region Initiative, a broad-based, tri-regional responsible-tourism partnership founded in May 2010 and spanning South Asia, Central Asia and Eastern Europe with the goal of connecting communities along the ancient Silk Road.

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Travel Banter with an Advocate of Local Travel in Lithuania

  • whl.travel
  • 26 July 2011

Every month, we delve into the travel experiences of people in the extended WHL Group network. This month we talk to Kestas Lukoskinas, co-founder of The Beautiful Land of Nevermind, the whl.travel local connection in Vilnius and Klaipeda, Lithuania.

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Cycling in the High Passes of Georgia

  • Ia Kverghelidze
  • 27 January 2011

This unprecedented and challenging trip is led by none other than Jumber Lezhava, a bicycle world traveller, multiple Guinness World Record holder and UNESCO World Sportsman and Citizen. Lezhava has put together an ideal route for visiting cyclists. Time on tough roads is combined with visits to cultural and historic sites, and opportunities to meet the locals in isolated, mountainous villages.

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The Inside Word… on Tbilisi, Georgia

  • Ia Kverghelidze
  • 23 June 2010

With so many destinations in the WHL Group’s ever-expanding network, we have an incredible wealth of local travel information at our fingertips. Through the Inside Word, our local partners – all travel experts – share their top tips. Here we lift the lid on the Georgian city of Tbilisi, one of Eurasia’s most important social, cultural and industrial centres, located in the Southern Caucasus Mountains.

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Photo of the Week: The Highest Settlement in Europe – Ushguli, Georgia

  • Mamuka Burduli (photo), Ia Kverghelidze (text)
  • 16 May 2010

Ushguli, pictured below, is the name of a collection of ancient villages located in the mountainous Svaneti region of northwest Georgia (the country in Europe). Ushguli is recognised as the highest settlement in Europe, set at altitudes between 2,086 and 2,200 metres above sea level. Symbolically, this highest settlement is guarded by Mt. Shkhara, the highest point in Georgia.

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The Mountainous Regions of Georgia, Part Two: Tusheti

  • Ia Kverghelidze
  • 31 October 2009

When gazed upon from afar, the sharp-peaked mountains of the country of Georgia are soaring and grand. Unseen within their rocky confines, however, lie isolated and amazing sights inaccessible to most outsiders. Located at the Western Asian / Eastern European frontier and bordered by the Black Sea, Russia, Turkey, Armenia and Azerbaijan, little-known Georgia is…

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