A number of tourists traveling to Georgia grew by 8%
In the months between January to July this year, more than 2.5 million tourists visited Georgia, reports the Georgian National Tourism Administration, from which the majority comes from Russia. Additionally, almost 5 million of the visitors where international travelers.
The citizens of the following countries dominate among the tourists coming to Georgia: Russia (+22.1%), Azerbaijan (+5.6%), Armenia (+2.9%) and Turkey (-0.3%). In addition, the most significant increase of travelers was seen from Tajikistan (+243.3%), Uzbekistan (+155.5%), Kyrgyzstan (+102.3%), China (+52.8%), Saudi Arabia (+52.6%) and Kazakhstan (+54%).
Visitors of the following EU countries maintain a positive trend: Germany (+40.7%), Latvia (+31.6%), Poland (+26.9%), the UK (+24.6%) and France (+25.5%).
According to Mariam Kvrivishvili, the Head of the GNTA, the number of Russian tourists decreased by 14%.
It should be noted, that 1,099,474 international visitors and 570,482 tourists came to Georgia in July. Those visitors came from Russia, Turkey, Azerbaijan, and Armenia.