Baku, Azerbaijan, July 10
By Tamilla Mammadova - Trend:
For the six months of 2019, revenues from foreign tourists' visits in Georgia amounted to $1.5 billion, which is $ 95.4 million more compared to the same period last year (+7 percent growth), Trend reports with reference to website of the Georgian National Tourism Administration.
In June, revenues from foreign tourists reached $340 million (+4.5 percent growth), which is $14.6 million more compared to the same period last year.
In May, revenues from foreign tourists amounted to $281 million (+14.2 percent growth), which is $35 million more compared to the same period last year. In annual comparison, the number of Azerbaijani tourists visiting Georgia increased by 8.8 percent.
In May 2019, the number of international tourists to Georgia amounted to more than 723,100 people (an increase by 14.2 percent in comparison with May of last year).
It is also noted that the most significant increase is recorded in the number of tourists 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 US (33.9 percent growth).
Among the EU countries, the largest increase is observed in the number of tourists from Great Britain (48.2 percent), Sweden (31.2 percent), Poland (27.2 percent), Germany (26.4 percent), France (26 percent), Netherlands (22.3 percent).
According to the data for the five months of 2019, over this period, almost three million international visits were recorded in Georgia (5.4 percent growth compared to the same period of last year).
($1 = 2,87 GEL on July 10)