A total of 2.2 million international visitors ventured away from their home countries and visited Georgia in the third quarter (Q3) of 2018, which is a 10.2% year-on-year (y/y) increase, show the latest data published by the National Statistics Office of Georgia (Geostat).
International non-resident travellers travelled to Georgia 3.2 million times in Q3 of 2018 2.6 million of those visits were made by international visitors, says Geostat.
People aged 31-50 were the most avid inbound travellers (1,329,000 people), while the people least willing to travel were the elderly (47,400 people).
In terms of gender, more men (1,190,000) travelled to Georgia than women (985,700.)
Holiday and transit to other countries are the most common reasons given by tourists for travelling to Georgia, a, while the second most common reason is visiting friends and relatives.
Additionally, the top reasons for visiting Georgia included:
Georgia’s capital of Tbilisi was the most visited area, while the western region of Imereti was the least popular destination in the country.
Here are the top five most visited areas: