Number of Visitors to Georgian Protected Areas Up 27%

In October 2019, the number of visitors to Georgia's Protected Areas increased by 21%, announced the Agency of Protected Areas of Georgia.

In the first 10 months of 2019, 1,130,400 people visited the protected territories of Georgia, an increase of 7% compared to last year.

Based on nationality, visitors were distributed as follows:

  • Georgian visitors – 49 %
  • Foreign visitors – 51 %

The number of foreign visitors has increased by 14% compared to last year.

During the first 10 months of 2019, 63.5% of persons visited the following protected territories:

  • The Kazbegi National Park
  • Martvili Canyon
  • Prometheus Cave
  • Okatse Canyon
  • Tbilisi National Park

In the first 10 months of 2019, the revenue from Georgian ecotourism reached 9.4 million GEL.

The Agency for Protected Areas actively pursues the development of ecotourism in the country. This year, the Okatse Waterfall Nature Monument was opened to visitors, ecotourism infrastructure was arranged and a visitor center was built. The monument has been hosting visitors since May and has been visited by 21,000 people in six months.

07 November 2019 13:45
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