Georgia sees 18% growth in number of tourists

Tourism Materials 5 June 2019 10:47 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, June 5


In May 2019, the number of international visitors to Georgia amounted to more than 723.1 thousand people (an increase of 14.2 percent growth in comparison with May of last year), Trend reports with reference to Georgian National Tourism Administration. It is also noted that the most significant increase in the number of tourists was recorded from Kyrgyzstan (135.4 percent growth), Uzbekistan (90.5 percent growth), Kazakhstan (84.6 percent growth), China (56.4 percent growth), Belarus (56.4 percent growth) and the USA (33.9 percent growth).

The positive trend continues from the EU countries: Great Britain (48.2 percent growth), Sweden (31.2 percent growth), Poland (27.2 percent growth), Germany (26.4 - 26.4 percent growth), France (26 percent growth) and the Netherlands (22.3 percent growth).

As the data for the five months of 2019 show, over this period, almost three million international visits were recorded in Georgia (5.4 percent growth compared to the same period of last year). The number of tourist visits during this period amounted to more than 1.6 million (7.9 percent growth).

According to preliminary data of April 2019, the income from international travel to Georgia is reported to be $ 277 million (16.1 percent growth compared to April 2017), that is 38 million more compared to April 2018.