Georgia, Tbilisi, May 11 / Trend, N. Kirtskhalia /
Some 674,409 tourists visited Georgia between January and April 2011 - a 43 percent increase in comparison to the same time last year.
During the first four months of the year 239,489 European tourists visited Georgia (35.5 percent of total visitors), indicating a 42 percent increase since the same period last year, the Georgian Economy and Sustainable Development Ministry told Trend.
Tourists from the CIS countries visited as well, with 410,759 tourists coming to Georgia (60.9 percent of total visitors) and a 44 percent increase since the same period in 2010.
Some 6,493 U.S. tourists visited the country (one percent of total visitors), which is 14 percent more than the same period of last year. Other tourists came from Asia - 16,237 (2.4 percent) with a 64 percent increase, African countries - 427 (0.1 percent) with a 69 percent increase and from the rest of the world - 1,004 (0.1 percent) with a 15 percent increase.
Most visitors from the CIS countries (410,759) who visited Georgia were Azerbaijani, totaling 189,018 tourists (49 percent of the total number of visitors from the CIS countries) and showing an increase of 38 percent since the same period last year.