Number of International Tourists Up
8 Sep 2015
George Chogovadze, Head of the National Tourism Administration under the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development has summed up the statistical data for August and the summer tourist season, revealing positive results.
In August 2015, Georgia was visited by 852 377 international tourists a number which has increased by 10% compared to the same period last year. The number of foreign travelers who spent more than 24 hours in Georgia has increased by 2% compared to August of the previous year. This year, during the summer season – June, July and August – 2 086 831 international visitors traveled to Georgia and that has increased by 10% compared to the same period last year.
A positive trend has been maintained during the last eight months from EU countries, namely, Lithuania (+21%), Czech Republic (+20%), Latvia (+14%), Germany (+12%), Italy (+10%), United Kingdom (+10%) and Netherlands (+10%). From other countries in terms of growth, The United Arab Emirates (+76%), Saudi Arabia (+ 75%), Belarus (+54%), Kazakhstan (+36%) and Moldova (+35%) are noteworthy. August was marked by the growth of the United Arab Emirates (+76%), Israel (+42%), Belarus (+69%), Kazakhstan (+50%), Oman (+36%) and Spain (+87%).