Tourists Spent $164 mln in Georgia in January

The Georgian National Tourism Administration of the Ministry of Economy has announced that tourists spent $164.5 million in Georgia in January.

The figures are 5 times higher than the same period in 2018, representing the huge popularity of increase of Georgia as a tourist destination.

Georgia is becoming more and more popular every year. In 2018, tourism generated approximately $3.2 billion compared to $2.7 billion in 2017.

To match the increase in visitors, the government is developing the infrastructure of popular areas. In February, the government announced large-scale infrastructural projects in Svaneti including new roads. It is hoped that improved infrastructure will help regions to profit from tourism all-year round.

Georgia expects to receive a record number of winter tourists this year.


By Amy Jones

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13 February 2019 14:03