Economy
Posted: 1 month ago

Flight Ban Shrinks Tourist Inflows from Russia by 78%

On July 22, TBC Research published a new report on tourism embargo. Despite flight ban from Russia, Georgia’s tourism sector maintains lower, but dynamic pace of growth anyway, the report reads.

In the second week of July 2019, the year on year slowdown in tourist inflows from Russia made up 78%. Flight ban came into force on July 8.

In the reporting period a total of 2 898 persons crossed the Georgian air border, 38 525 persons crossed land border, down 1.7% year on year. The second week of July recorded 21.4% contraction in inflow of Russian citizens.

“Thanks to growing inflow from other countries, tourism sector maintains lower, but dynamic growth pace anyway”, the report reads.

Tourist inflows in the second week of July rose by 3.2% anyway.