In January – December, 2017 the number of international arrivals in Georgia amounted to 7,554,936, showing an increase of 18.8% compared to the same period of previous year. Out of the total number of visits, 3,478,932 lasted longer than 24 hours (+ 27.9%). The majority of foreign travelers were Armenian (+14.8%), Azerbaijanian (+11.2%), Russian (+34.1%), Turkish (-0.8%) and Iranian (+118.3%).
A positive trend in arrivals was also observed among citizens of the European Union countries. A notable increase was registered of British +39.9%, Dutchman +31.1%, Spanish +29.9%, French +29.6% and German +25.7% travelers. Exceptional growth in arrivals was recorded of citizens of the following countries: Jordan +316.1%, Saudi Arabia +164.6%, Kuwait +154.3%, Iran +118.3%, India +64.1% and China +54%.
TOP 15 countries
The majority of foreign travelers were from these 15 countries:
|U S A||34,250||42,645||24.5|
Countries with minimal visitors
Puerto Rico, French Guiana, Vanuatu, Reunion – from each of these countries only 2 visitors arrived in Georgia during 2017.
Types of Visits
46 % of tourists stayed in Georgia for 24 and more hours.
|Type of Visit||2016||2017|
|24 hours and||2,720,970||3,478,932|
77.8 % of tourists entered the country from land border and only 0.5% of them used sea border.
Arrivals by Borders :
The Source of the article is Georgian National Tourism Administration.
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