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WTIS 2014 - Practical information

1. Venue

 
​The 12th World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium (WTIS) will be held on 24-26 November 2014 at the Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel (Rose Revolution Square 1, Tbilisi, Georgia).
 
A pre-event will take place on 23 November 2014, in the same venue.

2. Accommodation

 
​Special rates for the WTIS participants have been negotiated with the hotels listed below. Participants should book their own accommodation directly with the contact person mentioned in the table. When checking in, delegates may be required to provide evidence that they are attending the WTIS (registration confirmation).
 
Recommended Hotels:
 
 
​Hotel ​Contact ​Category ​Standard Single/Double ​Other
Single/Double
​​Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel
 
Tel: +995 32 2 402 200
Address: Rose Revolution
Square 1
0108 Tbilisi, Georgia
Reservation link:
Click here

For any additional questions:
Eka.tvaladze@
radissonblu.com


Deadline for booking:
7 November 2014
​5 Stars USD140/
USD160
Superior
USD170/
USD190

Business Class
USD210/
USD230

Junior Suites
USD270/
USD290
Tbilisi Marriott

 
Tel: +995 32 277 92 00
Address: 13 Rustaveli Avenue
0108 Tbilisi, Georgia
Reservation link: http://cwp.marriott.com/tbsmc/
wtis2014/


For any additional questions:
Olgha.oboladze@
marriott.com


Deadline for booking:
15 September 2014
​​5 Stars USD175/
USD195
​Executive
USD205/
USD220
Courtyard Marriott

 
Tel: +995 32 277 91 00
Address: 4 Freedom Square
0105 Tbilisi, Georgia
Reservation link: http://cwp.marriott.com/tbsmc/
wtis2014/


For any additional questions:
Olgha.oboladze@
marriott.com


Deadline for booking:
15 September 2014
​4 Stars USD135/
USD150
Holiday Inn Tbilisi
 
Tel: +995 32 2300099
Fax: +995 32 2300001
Address: 1/26 May Square; Tbilisi, Georgia, 0171
mailto:sopo.zukakishvili@hi-tbilisi.com

+995 577 32 32 02
​4 StarsUSD125 ​Executive
USD170
 
Other Hotels:
 
Hotel Contact CategoryStandard Single/Double Other
Single/Double
Hotel Citadines
 
Tel: +995 32 2 54 70 30
Fax: +995 32 2 54 70 40  
Address: Citadines Freedom Square
natia.tsurtsumia@
citadines.com
USD100/
USD110
Deluxe Room
USD120/
USD130
Hotel “Tiflis Palace”
 
Tel: +995 32 200 02 45
Fax: +995 32 200 02 43
Address: 3, Gorgasali str., Tbilisi, 0105
n.nebieridze@
tiflispalace.ge


Mobile: +995 77 34 27 37
USD135 ​Classic  Room
USD145

Deluxe Room
USD160

Superior Room
USD175
Hotel Garden View Tbilisi

http://www.gardenview.ge

Tel.: +995 32 2 13 15 13
Address: 35 M. Kostava str.
contact@gardenview.ge ​4 Stars U​SD80
Hotel Vere Palace

http://www.verepalace.com.ge

Tel: +995 32 253340/41/42
Fax: +995 32 221298
Address: 22-24 Kuchishvili Str.
Tbilisi, 0179, Georgia
hotelvp@verepalace.com.ge 4 Stars​USD 90/
USD110
​Deluxe
USD125/
USD140

Junior Suite
USD135

Deluxe Suite
USD160

Executive Suite
USD250
 
Please note that 18% VAT will be added to these room rates.
 

3. Transportation

 
Airport transfer and transportation between hotel and meeting venue will be provided to participants staying at the above hotels. For this, participants need to indicate in the participant information form the exact information related to their arrival and departure, and the name of the hotel where they will be staying. Participants staying in the other hotels should arrange their own transport and ensure that they will arrive at the meeting venue on time for the meeting.  Please submit the participant information form to kakhobadze@gncc.ge no later than 15 November 2013.

Download Participant Information Form (word format).

4. Visa

 
Any visa-related questions should be sent to ierd@mfa.gov.ge
 
For visa information please visit  the link below of the ministry of foreign affairs of Georgia: https://www.geoconsul.gov.ge/en/visaInformation 
 
List of countries whose citizens do NOT need a visa
to enter  and stay on the territory of Georgia for 360 days
 
​All countries of the European Union
 
British overseas territories – Bermuda, Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands, Falkland Islands,Turks and Caicos Islands, Gibraltar;
British dependant teeritories – Guernsey, Jersey, Isle of Man;
Kingdom of Denmark territories – Faroe islands, Greenland;
Kingdom of Netherlands territories – Aruba, the Netherlands Antilles;
French Republic territories - French Polynesia, New Caledonia
United States of America
Canada
Japan
Swiss Confederation
Principality of  Lichtenstein
 Kingdom of Norway
 State of Israel
 the Holy See (Vatican)
 Principality of Andorra
 Republic of San-Marino
 Republic of Iceland
 United Arab Emirates
 State of Kuwait
 Republic of Korea
 State of Qatar
 Kingdom of Bahrain
Sultanate of Oman
 Brunei
Republic of Singapore
Commonwealth of Australia
Principality of  Monaco
New Zealand
Plurinational state of Bolivia
Republic of Colombia
Dominican Republic
The Commonwealth of Dominica
Republic of Ecuador
Republic of El Salvador
Republic of Guatemala
Republic of Honduras
​Barbados
Antigua and Barbuda
Trinidad and Tobago
Republic of Seychelles
Republic of Botswana
Republic of Croatia
Republic of Chile
Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis
Argentine Republic
Malaysia
United Mexican States
Oriental Republic of Uruguay
Republic of Mauritius
Republic of Panama
Republic of Costa Rica
Republic of South Africa
Federative Republic of Brazil
Kingdom of Thailand
Belize
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Republic of Albania
Republic of Serbia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Montenegro
Republic of Iraq
Republic of Paraguay
 Republic of Surinam
 Republic of Cuba
 Turkmenistan
 Republic of Peru
 Saint Lucia
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
 Lebanese Republic
 
 
List of countries, with which Georgia has VISA-FREE regime
according to bilateral and multilateral agreements or internal law
 
CountryType of passportDuration of stay
​AZERBAIJAN
BELARUS
ARMENIA
MOLDOVA
TAJIKISTAN
UKRAINE
UZBEKISTAN
KYRGISTAN
KAZAKHSTAN
TURKEY
HUNGARY
ROMANIA
SINGAPORE
TURKMENISTAN
LATVIA
IRAN


CHINA
EGYPT
CYPRUS
SLOVAKIA
CROATIA
MONTENEGRO
BRAZIL
PERU
ESTONIA
BULGARIA
QATAR
BULGARIA
CROATIA
PERU
BRAZIL
KOREA
ARGENTINA
URUGUAY
PANAMA

SWITZERLAND
ALBANIA
ISRAEL
​ALL TYPES
ALL TYPES
ALL TYPES
ALL TYPES
ALL TYPES
ALL TYPES
ALL TYPES
ALL TYPES
ALL TYPES
ALL TYPES
DIPLOMATIC AND SERVICE
DIPLOMATIC AND SERVICE
DIPLOMATIC AND SERVICE
DIPLOMATIC AND SERVICE
DIPLOMATIC AND SERVICE
DIPLOMATIC AND SERVICE
ORDINARY (ONLY FOR NATIONALS OF GEORGIA)
DIPLOMATIC, SERVICE AND SPECIAL
DIPLOMATIC, SERVICE AND SPECIAL
DIPLOMATIC AND SERVICE
DIPLOMATIC AND SERVICE
DIPLOMATIC AND SERVICE
DIPLOMATIC AND SERVICE
DIPLOMATIC, SERVICE AND OFFICIAL
DIPLOMATIC, SERVICE AND OFFICIAL
DIPLOMATIC
DIPLOMATIC AND SERVICE
DIPLOMATIC
DIPLOMATIC AND SERVICE
DIPLOMATIC AND SERVICE
DIPLOMATIC, SERVICE AND OFFICIAL
DIPLOMATIC, SERVICE AND OFFICIAL
DIPLOMATIC, SERVICE AND OFFICIAL
DIPLOMATIC, SERVICE AND OFFICIAL
DIPLOMATIC, SERVICE AND OFFICIAL
DIPLOMATIC,SERVICE,OFFICIAL,CONSULAR,
SPECIAL
DIPLOMATIC
DIPLOMATIC,SERVICE
DIPLOMATIC,SERVICE
​UNLIMITED
UNLIMITED
UNLIMITED
UNLIMITED
UNLIMITED
UNLIMITED
UNLIMITED
UNLIMITED
90 DAYS
90 DAYS
30 DAYS
30 DAYS
30 DAYS
30 DAYS
30 DAYS
30 DAYS
45 DAYS

30 DAYS
30 DAYS
90 DAYS
90 DAYS
90 DAYS
90 DAYS
90 DAYS
90 DAYS
90 DAYS
90 DAYS
90 DAYS
90 DAYS
90 DAYS
90 DAYS
90 DAYS
90 DAYS
90 DAYS
90 DAYS
90 DAYS

90 DAYS
90 DAYS
360 DAYS
 
 
List of countries whose citizens NEED an entry visa to Georgia
(will be provided shortly)
 
Participants requiring a visa should first register and receive an official written confirmation from ITU before requesting a visa to Georgia.

5. Weather

 
​The climate of Tbilisi can be classified as moderately humid subtropical.  Average low temperatures in November is about 4.5°, Average high temperature is 12.7°.

6. Foreign Currency

 
​Under Georgian law, cash and securities exceeding GEL 30,000 (or its equivalent in other currency ) carried  by natural persons entering or leaving the custom border of Georgia shall be declared  at a Customs Office. Failure to make such a declaration or making any false declaration to a Customs Officer can be subject to a penalty or confiscation of undeclared amount.

7. Airline Reservations and Reconfirmation of Return Flight

 
​Many international airlines operate regular services to and from Tbilisi. Participants are advised to secure their return ticket prior to their departure for Tbilisi. Information about flights to/from Tbilisi:
 
#AirlinesFlightsAverage periodicy of flights
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​Airzena Georgian Airlines
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Airbaltic
Aegean Airlines
Air Astana
Azerbaijan Airlines
ATA Airlines
Alitalia
Belavia
China South Airlines
Fly Dubai
Lufthansa
Pegasus Airlines
LOT - Polish Airlines
Qatar Airways
Scat Airlines
S7 Airlines
Turkish airlines
Ural Airlines
Al Naser Airlines
Iraqian Airlines
Atlasjet Airlines
Ukraine International Airlines
​Amsterdam
Baghdad
Erbil
Frankfurt
Moscow
Paris
Suleimania
Tel-Aviv
Viena
Riga
Athens
Almaty
Baku
Tehran
Rome
Minsk
Urunchi
Dubai
Munich
Istanbul
Warsaw
Doha-Baku
Aktau
Moscow
Istanbul
Ekaterinburg
Baghdad (often canceled)
Baghdad(often canceled)
Istambul
Kiev
​twice a week
once a week
twice a week
once a week
every day
twice a week
once a week
3 times a week
twice a week
twice-3 times a week
once a week
5 times a week
4 times a week
twice a week
twice a week
every day
twice a week
4 times a week
every day
every day
4 times a week
every day
twice a week
every day
every day (4 times a day)
once a week
twice a week
twice a week
every day
6 times a week (twice a day)

8. Contact

 
​For further information regarding the hotels, ground transportation or visas please contact:

Ms. Ketevan Akhobadze
Specialist of Georgian National Communications Commission
Tel: +995 32 231 1412
Mobile: +995 599 771117
Email: kakhobadze@gncc.ge

Rusudan Makharadze
Specialist of Georgian National Communications Commission
Tel: +995 32 231 1412
Mobile: +995 599 018680
Email: rmakharadze@gncc.ge.