Georgia hosted 763,729 international travellers in September 2017, which was a 20.9 percent increase compared to the same month in 2016, show data from the Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs.
Last month 380,895 tourists* spent time in the country, making for a 24.8 percent year-on-year (y/y) increase.
The highest number of visitors who came to Georgia in September 2017 were from:
Meanwhile, during the first nine months of 2017 Georgia hosted 5,822,835 international travellers (19.2 percent increase). In the same period the number of tourists increased by 28.8 percent.
A positive trend was also maintained by visitors from the European Union:
As for other countries, number of visitors increased from Israel (35 percent), Kazakhstan (17 percent), Uzbekistan (93 percent), Belarus (30 percent), and the United States (26 percent).
A total of $1.85 million was generated from international tourism in Georgia in the first eight months of 2017, which was 29.1 percent more compared to the same period of 2016.
Ed. - *Tourists are considered individuals that spend more than 24 hours in the country.