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Number of Visitors is Increased by 19.9% Through 6 Months

Number of Visitors is Increased by 19.9% Through 6 Months

2 636 313 visitors were visiting Georgia through 6 months, the growth made up 12,9% compared to the previous year. Number of tourism visits is increased by 18,1%, which has constituted 1 011 680.

International visits by the pace (January-June, 2016)

Visit Type 2015: 6 months 2016: 6 months Change Change %
24 hours and more (tourists) 856,612 1,011,680 155,068 18.1%
trnaists 536,918 521,746 -15,172 -2.8%
Single day visit 941,780 1,102,887 161,107 17.1%
Total 2,335,310 2,636,313 301,003 12.9%

Most of the visits have been implemented from Azerbaijan (+ 18.1%), Turkey (+ 4%), Armenia (+14%), Russia (15.6% *) and Ukraine (26.3%) through January-June, 2016.

Positive trend is sustained with the EU, the following countries are distinguished by the tourists’ number through January-June, 2016: Latvia + 29%, Italy +20% and France +12%. Exceptional growth recorded from the following countries Iran (+ 400%), India (+ 340%), the Philippines (+ 208%), Israel (+95% ), China (+57%), Uzbekistan (+31%).

As for June, the number of tourists, who stayed 24 hours and more in Georgia, has amounted to 228 866. The increase is 15,8%. To note, 517 038 international visitors have visited Georgia in June, 2016, the figure is 4,1% more compared to the previous year.