Number of tourists visiting Georgia increases 18% in May 2019

Number of tourists visiting Georgia increases 18% in May 2019

Georgia hosted 424,514 tourists (+18%) and 723,160 international travellers (+14.2) in May 2019, announces the Georgian National Tourism Administration (GNTA).

The countries with the most significant increase were:

  • Kirgizstan (+135.4%)
  • Uzbekistan (+90.5%)
  • Kazakhstan (+84.6%)
  • China (+56.4%)
  • Belarus (+45.8%)

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

  • The United Kingdom (+48.2%)
  • Sweden (+31.2%)
  • Poland (+27.2%)
  • Germany (+26.4%)
  • France (+26%)

In January-May 2019 Georgia hosted 2,988,478 international travellers (+5.4%) and 1,655,163 tourists (+7.9%).

How did Georgia benefit from more visitors?

In January-April 2019, international tourism revenue reached $856 million, which is $66 million more compared to the same period of 2018.

Meanwhile, in 2018 international tourism revenue reached $3.2 billion, which was $518 million more compared to 2017.

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