October 2019: visitors to Georgian protected areas up 21 per cent

Martvili Canyon. Photo: National Parks of Georgia. 

Agenda.ge, 07 Nov 2019 - 12:31, Tbilisi,Georgia

The number of visitors to protected areas in Georgia were up 21 per cent in October 2019 compared to the same period last year, announces the Agency of Protected Areas of Georgia.

Overall in the first 10 months of 2019, 1,130,400 visitors visited the protected territories of Georgia which is an increase of seven per cent compared to last year.

Visitors based on nationality were distributed as follows:

  • Georgian visitors – 49 per cent
  • Foreign visitors – 51 per cent

The number of foreign visitors has increased 14 per cent compared to last year.

During the first 10 months of 2019, 63.5 per cent of visitors visited the following protected territories:

  • The Kazbegi National Park
  • Martvili Canyon
  • Prometheus Cave
  • Okatse Canyon
  • Tbilisi National Park

The revenue from Georgian ecotourism in the first 10 months of 2019 reached 9.4 million GEL ($3.17 mln/€2.86 mln) which is an 11 per cent increase compared to last year.