Adjara records increase in number of Iranian tourists

Business Materials 12 January 2011 15:37 (UTC +04:00)

Georgia, Tbilisi, Jan. 12 / Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /

In 2010, the number of Iranian tourists visiting Adjara dramatically increased, the Tourism and Resorts Department of the Adjara Autonomous Republic reported. The number of Iranian visitors increased roughly by 1.9 percent compared to 2009 and 2.8 compared to 2008.

The department stated that, in 2010 the number of visitors from Azerbaijan to the region has increased significantly and growth amounted to 243.2 percent compared to 2009 and 1.7 percent compared to 2008.

However, there was recorded a significant growth in number of the Ukrainian visitors. The figure is up by 233.7 percent compared to 2009 and 352.2 percent - compared to 2008. The number of tourists from Turkey also increased by 93.5 percent and  342.6 percent, respectively.