Category PR
Subcategory Event PR
Entrant agency WINDFOR'S
Client Georgian National Tourism Administration
Brand Georgian National Tourism Administration
Product/service Georgia - as a touristic destination
Release date 10.03.2017
Advertising agency WINDFOR'S
Executive creative director Beqa Meparishvili
Executive creative director Nino Gordeladze
Creative director Bibi Asatiani
STRATEGIST Lado Malazonia
Account director Tamar Tsintsadze
Digital Planner Sandro Javakhishvili
Copywriter Tsotne Mazmanishvili
Copywriter Iko Sakvarelidze
Art director Mari Sukhishvili
Art director Matassi Sulakauri
DESIGNER Zakharia Mesropov
DESIGNER Tamta Malazonia
Digital designer Zura Chavchanidze
Digital designer Toka Mamrikishvili
EXECUTIVE PRODCUER Ringailė Leščinskienė
POST PRODUCER Natia Nikoleishvili
PRODUCER Tami Morchiladze
EDITOR Goga Tsikolia
EDITOR Beqa Meparishvili
VISUAL EFFECTS Sandro Nakashidze
SOUND DIRECTOR Paata Godziashvili
SOUND DESIGNER Irakli Putkaradze
DIRECTOR Dima Chkheidze

In 2016, Georgia is expecting record-breaking growth of incoming visitors. For the first time in its history, the country will welcome more than 6 million visitors per year. Georgian National Tourism Administration (GNTA) sees this milestone as an opportunity to spread the word about country’s unique character to a wider audiences. Objectives: - Inform and inspire population of Georgia about the growth of tourism to rally around the sense of hospitality / national pride - Strengthen the positioning of Georgia as “very welcoming and hospitable country” - Increase global awareness of Georgia as “open and tourist-friendly” country Target Audience: - 22+ Young Professionals / Active social media users - International Markets

Key Message - Georgia welcomes its visitors with unforgettable experiences To prove that the experiences felt by tourists visiting Georgia are truly unforgettable we need to find someone, who can experience this by himself. Collaborating with national customs office and police services we identified 6 millionth visitor and prepared carefully choreographed surprise for him in a real time. While the tourist enters the country, Georgia is preparing for his special welcome: Visitor #6million – symbolizing any potential tourist – will be hosted by the whole country, symbolized and represented by… The Prime-minister of Georgia himself.

For the first time in history over 6 million visitors entered Georgia in the same year. To celebrate this landmark and position ourselves as the most HOSPITABLE tourist destination worldwide, we decided to actually SHOW – how hospitable we really are: • By spotlighting the special reception of one symbolic GUEST – the 6-Millionth international visitor [identified in collaboration with the state services] by one symbolic HOST – the Prime-Minister of Georgia. • By introducing an Ultimate Guide of host-recommendations for ALL tourists:* – according to which the reception dinner MENU and the following TRIP around the country was planned.

More than 100k local hosts selected their ultimate hosting guide on the website More than 10 countries covered Jesper’s trip throughout Georgia. That drove us to 130M+ media impressions. And 28% increase in tourist flow against the same period of the previous year. This unbelievable adventure turned Jesper into a real celebrity in Georgia, loved by the whole country, that pushed him to actually move to Georgia.