4 Dec 2017 - 16:10
Almost seven million international travellers visited Georgia between January-November of which over three million were tourists, says the Georgian National Tourism Administration.
More specifically, Georgia hosted 6,954,932 international travellers (+18.4 percent) and 3,243,963 tourists* (+27.6 percent)
The countries from where the largest number of visitors came to Georgia in January-November of 2017 were:
From European union countries:
The countries with the most significant increase were:
In November alone, Georgia was visited by 524,108 international travellers, which was a 14.1 percent increase compared to November of 2016.
As for the total income from international tourism in the first and second quarters of 2017, it amounted to $1.1 billion – 26 percent increase from the last year.
In the same period, tourism was 6.7 percent of Georgia’s gross domestic product (GDP), which is a 8.8 percent increase from last year.
In January-October of 2017, financial operations carried out with foreign cards by international visitors was 1,799,989 GEL – a 33.2 percent increase from the last year.
Ed. - *Tourists are considered individuals that spend more than 24 hours in the country.