9 mln international travelers visited Georgia in 2019

  • Georgia hosted over 8 million international travellers in 2018. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge.

Agenda.ge, 30 Dec 2019 - 16:14, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia has hosted over nine million international travelers this year, which is 7.1 percent more compared to last year, announced the head of the Georgian National Tourism Administration (GNTA) Mariam Kvrivishvili today.

$3.051 billion was generated from international tourism in Georgia in January-November 2019, which was $35 million more compared to the same period of 2018, shows the data of GNTA.

GNTA has published the list of leading countries in terms of international visits in Georgia:

  • Azerbaijan – 1,509,662 visitors (+7.1%)
  • Russia – 1,463,040 (+4.7%)
  • Armenia – 1,349,279 (7.5%)

A positive trend was maintained by visitors from the European Union:

  • Poland (+31.7%)
  • Italy (+22.4%)
  • Germany (+38.2%)
  • France (+28.3%)
  • England (+27.4%)

$450,590,224 was generated from EU countries, which was a 19.5% increase compared to 2018.

The number of tourists visiting Georgia in 2019 also reached a record high. As of December 2019, five million tourists visited Georgia, which was 6.8 percent more compared to the same period of last year.

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