2021 data: number of hotels in Georgia increases by 68.5%, number of rooms up by 60.2%

  • The figures showed 1,776 hotels operating in the country last year with the capacity of 43,100 rooms. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge

Agenda.ge, 26 Aug 2022 - 12:53, Tbilisi,Georgia

The number of hotels operating in Georgia increased by 68.5 percent in Georgia in 2021, while the number of their rooms went up by 60.2 percent, based on official statistics published by the National Statistics Office of Georgia on Friday.

The figures showed 1,776 hotels operating in the country last year with the capacity of 43,100 rooms.

In further details, the distribution of rooms in the hotels was as follows:

  • 23,782 double rooms
  • 8,153 triple rooms or larger
  • 7,532 single rooms
  • 3,620 lux

The number of visitors in hotels and “hotel-type enterprises” reached 3.05 million in 2021 (+127% y/y), of which 43.5 percent were foreign nationals.

The breakdown of nationalities showed 10.4 percent of the guests being Russian citizens, 9.5 percent carrying Ukrainian passports, and 9.5 percent representing the United Arab Emirates.

Among the visitors, 10.1 percent were citizens of European Union countries, of which 34.6 percent were citizens of Germany and 33 percent citizens of Poland, Geostat said.

The majority of guests, 71.6 percent, stayed at the Georgian hotels for holiday and recreation, while 18.1 percent were on business trips, 0.6 percent for medical treatment and 9.6 percent for other purposes. 

The majority of foreign guests staying in hotels and hotel-type enterprises with the main purpose of holiday and recreation were Russian and United Arab Emirates nationals (10.5 and 9.8 percent)", Geostat also said.

The number of people employed at the hotels reached 18,283, of which 56.6 percent were women.

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