Georgian tourism industry “restored almost by 70%” compared to 2019 - PM

  • Georgia’s tourism industry has recovered to 70% capacity compared to the pre-pandemic period in 2019, PM Garibashvili said earlier today, adding the country was experiencing “double-digit” growth in the sector. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge.

Agenda.ge, 13 May 2022 - 17:31, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia’s tourism industry has recovered to 70 percent capacity compared to the pre-pandemic period in 2019, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili said earlier today, adding the country was experiencing “double-digit” growth in the economy.

This is the result of our thoughtful, prudent and pragmatic policy to maintain peace and long-term stability on the one hand, and promote economic, infrastructural, regional, and tourism development on the other," Garibashvili said in comments during his tour of western regions.

The Government head added the number of tourists visiting Georgia was increasing, highlighting the Black Sea resort city of Batumi as "one of the stars" in terms of the tourist inflow. 

Garibashvili also announced "very important big projects" were planned by the Government for the western provinces of Adjara, Guria, as well as other regions of the country. 

Georgia hosted 820,796 international travellers in the first four months of 2022, an increase of 272.3 percent compared to the same period of last year, and a 36.2 percent recovery compared to 2019.

The latest data published by the National Statistics Office of Georgia shows the estimated real Gross Domestic Product to have increased by 10.6 percent in March 2022 year-on-year, while the average GDP grew by 14.4 percent in the first quarter.

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