Number of tourists visiting Georgia increases 5.9% in January 2019

Number of tourists visiting Georgia increases 5.9% in January 2019

Georgia hosted 305,939 tourists in January 2019, showing an increase of 5.9% year-on-year (y/y) announces the Georgian National Tourism Administration (GNTA).

The countries with the most significant increase were:

  • Uzbekistan (+217.1%)
  • Israel (+132.1%)
  • Kyrgyzstan (+112%)
  • China (+72.8%)
  • Saudi Arabia (+72.7%)

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

  • Poland (+130.5%)
  • The Czech Republic (+96%)
  • Spain (+65.1%)
  • Latvia (+63.5%)
  • Germany (+46.6%)
  • Lithuania (+40.8%)

How did Georgia benefit from more visitors?

About $3.2 billion was generated from tourism in Georgia in 2018, which was $498 million more compared to 2017, said the GNTA.

Meanwhile, in all of 2017 international tourism revenue reached $2.7billion, which was $594 million more compared to 2016.

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