Quantity of international visitors in January to July made up 3 400 35 persons, up 10.6% compared to the same period of 2015 and this is an unprecedented big figure. The number of touristic visits made up 1 401 914 ones, up 208 436 compared to the same period of 2015.
According to the tourism administration, in January-July 2016 the major quantity of visits were recorded from Azerbaijan (+15.1%), Turkey (+1.6%), Armenia (-0.8%), Russia (10.3%) and Ukraine (+24.3%).
Record visitors were registered in July too – 764 022 international visitors, up 26 124 compared to the same period of 2015 (+3.5%).
Total Revenues from the tourism sector in 2016 made up 1.94 billion USD (+8.3%), up 149 million GEL year on year.
According to the indicator of the first quarter of 2016, revenues from foreign tourism made up 354.5 million USD (+15.7), up 48 million USD compared to the same period of 2015.
The ratio of the tourism sector in GDP makes up 6.7%, according to the 2015 total indicators. The year on year growth made up +16.2%.
In the first quarter of 2016 the tourism sector ratio in GDP was 6.8% and the year on year growth made up +11.5%.