As Russian ties deteriorate, Georgia tourist numbers fall

Facebook campaign to draw other tourists to Georgia hatched as Russian arrivals slow.

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    A online campaign has been launched in Georgia to attract more tourists after a spat with Moscow sent visitor numbers plummeting.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin imposed a flight ban on Monday and ordered citizens to return home.

    The volunteers behind that campaign are hoping tourists from other countries will make up the shortfall.

    Al Jazeera's Andrew Simmons reports from Tbilisi.


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