About 992,900 Georgian resident visitors aged 15 years and older made on average 1.2 million visits per month on the territory of Georgia in 2019, says the National Statistics Office of Georgia (Geostat).
Geostat said that the number of visitors increased by 8.6 per cent year-on-year.
In the reporting period the monthly average number of tourist visits of Georgian residents amounted to 530,700, which is 10.3 per cent higher compared to 2018.
Last year 36.7 per cent of visits were carried out by visitors in the 31-50 age group, and 55.5 per cent of visits were made by women.
The survey results show that 29.9 per cent of visitors are residents of the Georgian capital city of Tbilisi, followed by Imereti, Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti region (16.8 per cent) and Adjara (11.9 per cent).
In 2019 the main purpose of the majority of visits (51 per cent) was visiting friends/relatives.
Distribution of the monthly average number of visits made by the Georgian residents of age 15 years or more on the territory of Georgia by the main purpose of the visit in 2019 (in thousands). Image. Geostat.
The majority of the visits came form Tbilisi (average 286,900 visits per month) and Imereti region (208,000 visits per month).
In 2019 the monthly average expenditure during the visits equalled 153.5 million GEL. This is six per cent higher than in 2018. As for the average expenditure per visit it decreased by 3 GEL and equalled 129.3 GEL.