Number of Foreign Visitors up by 27.4% in August

Information-Analytical Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs has released the official statistical data of foreign visitors that arrived in Georgia in August 2017.

According to the data, last month 1,080,449 foreigners visited Georgia, which is 27.4 percent more compared to the same period of the last year.

In January-August period, there were 5,059,106 visits in the country, which is 18.9 percent more than the same period of 2016.

As for touristic visits, 2.402.699 foreign tourists arrived in Georgia in the period which is 29.4 percent more than the same period of the last year.

The precise statistics of the last month is as follows:

Tourists – 573.368 visits

Transit - 274.878 visits

Other purposes- 232.203 visits

The number of tourists in August from foreign countries is as follows: Armenia (+12 percent), Russia (+28 percent), Azerbaijan (+19 percent), Turkey (+42), Ukraine (+4) and Iran (+85).

The ministry reports that positive tendency is maintained from the European Union countries Germany, UK, France, Poland, Lithuania, Italy and Greece, from which the number of arrivals in Georgia is growing.

The statistics show that in January-August the number of arrivals in Georgia also increased from Israel, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Belarus and the United States.

By Thea Morrison

Photo Source: RFE/RL

04 September 2017 12:31