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Number of Visitors to Georgia Exceeds 8 Million

According to the National Tourism Administration, the number of visitors to Georgia, including transit and other categories, grew by 6.4% in November, compared to November 2017, totaling 598 312 visitors.

The number of tourists arriving in Georgia increased by 14% in November – 2017, 269 601 tourists arrived and 307 272 in November 2018.

In 11 months, the number of tourists in January-November increased by 17.2% totaling 8.1 million visitors, out of which the tourist was 4.5 million.

In January-November the largest number of visitors (1 341 127) came from Russia. Azerbaijan is in the second place with 1 311 907 visitors, while Armenia has 1 162 220 visitors. Over 60% of visitors come from four neighboring countries.

Table: 10 countries, from which most visitors visited Georgia in January-November:

Country

2018, 11 months

2017, 11 months

Change

1

Russia

1,341,127

1,083,182

23.8%

2

Azerbaijan

1,311,907

1,194,306

9.8%

3

Armenia

1,162,220

1,166,116

-0.3%

4

Turkey

1,031,147

924,244

11.6%

5

Iran

278,802

269,772

3.3%

6

Ukraine

168,272

161,140

4.4%

7

Israel

148,712

111,844

33.0%

8

Poland

65,469

48,193

35.8%

9

Germany

62,776

41,896

49.8%

10

Belorussia

58,020

40,530

43.2%