Georgia surprises 6,000,000th tourist with once-in-a-lifetime adventure (VIDEO)

  • Jesper Black, the 6 millionth tourist to Georgia in 2016. Photo by Makho Kipshidze., 11 Mar 2017 - 11:47, Tbilisi,Georgia

A record number of international travelers visited Georgia in 2016.

More specifically, 6,350,825 international travelers (tourists, transit, other) entered the country last year, which was a 7.6 percent increase year-over-year.

Georgian tourism officials arranged a special surprise for the 6,000,000th guest. Jesper Black, a young Dutch man, happened to be this lucky tourist.

Here is how he was welcomed to Georgia.

The clip prepared by the Georgian Tourism Administration was presented last evening.

"These kind of things happen only on TV, right?! Think again. It happened to me. [I am] eternally grateful to the amazing country of Georgia”, Black wrote on Facebook.

Below is his own perspective of the story.