International Visitor Arrivals to Georgia: April, 2017

 

In January – April, 2017 the number of international arrivals in Georgia amounted to 1,776,719, showing an increase of 11.1 % compared to the same period of previous year. Out of the total number of visits, 736,265 lasted longer than 24 hours (+ 26.9%). The majority of foreign travelers were Azerbaijanian (+4.9%), Armenian (+14.6%), Turkish (-15.5%), Russian (+24.1%) and Iranian (+227.3%).
A positive trend in arrivals was also observed among citizens of the European Union countries. A notable increase was registered of German +43%, Polish +30%, French +30%, British +26% and Lithuanian +25% travelers. Exceptional growth in arrivals was recorded of citizens of the following countries: Iran +227%, Uzbekistan +190%, India +140%, Saudi Arabia +116%, Israel +67% and Russia +24%.

 

Country

2016: 4 months 2017: 4 months Change

Change %

1

Azerbaijan 459,038 481,374 22,336

4.9%

2

Armenia 334,811 383,676 48,865

14.6%

3

Turkey 390,523 329,894 -60,629

-15.5%

4

Russia 219,186 272,119 52,933  

24.1%

5

Iran 20,125 65,861 45,736

227.3%

6

Ukraine 40,529 48,707 8,178

20.2%

7

Israel 11,124 18,559 7,435

66.8%

8

India 6,858 16,443 9,585  

139.8%

9 Kazakhstan 8,763 10,349 1,586

18.1%

10 Germany 6,940 9,940 3,000

43.2%

During the period of January – April, 138 countries recorded an increase in the number of international arrivals, which in figures amounted to 239,075. Top ten countries showing increase of more than 1,900 international arrivals registered cumulative increase amounting to 205,410 (86% of total increase).

      Country       2017: 4 months growth 2017: 4 months share in total growth (%)

Russia

52,933

22%

Armenia

48,865

20%

Iran

45,736

19%

Azerbaijan

22,336

9%

India

9,585

4%

Ukraine

8,178

3%

Israel

7,435

3%

Uzbekistan

5,351

2%

Germany

3,000

1%

Poland

1,991

1%

Other

33,665

14%

In April, 2017 the number of international arrivals in Georgia amounted 510,594, representing a 10.2 % increase over the same period of 2016.
In April, the majority of travelers were citizens of the following countries: Armenia (+13.2%), Azerbaijan (+7.1%), Turkey (-19.2%), Russia (+16.5%) and Ukraine (+27.2%). Out of the total number of visits, 222,622 lasted longer than 24 hours (increase +29.7%). A positive trend was also maintained of the nationalities of the European Union countries. Notable increase was registered of German +74%, British +51%, Lithuanian +43% and Polish +26% travelers. Exceptional growth in arrivals was recorded of citizens of the following countries: Uzbekistan +332%, Saudi Arabia +207%, Iran +184%, India +114%, Israel +57% and USA +34%.
During this period, 130 countries recorded an increase in the number of international arrivals, which in total amounted to 70,090. Top ten countries showing increase of more than 1,000 international arrivals registered cumulative increase amounting to 54,830 (78% of total increase).

Country

2017: April growth    2017: April share in total growth (%)

Armenia

13,931

20%

Russia

12,244

17%

Azerbaijan

7,547

11%

Iran

6,667

10%

Israel

3,765

5%

Ukraine

3,225

5%

India

2,443

3%

Uzbekistan

2,187

3%

Germany

1,739

2%

Saudi Arabia

1,082

2%

Other

15,260

22%

It should be noted that, the marketing campaigns conducted by GNTA plays a significant role.

 

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