International Visitor Arrivals to Georgia: July, 2017

 

In January – July, 2017 the number of international arrivals in Georgia amounted to 3,978,657, showing an increase of 16.8% compared to the same period of previous year. Out of the total number of visits, 1,829,331 lasted longer than 24 hours (+ 30.2%). The majority of foreign travelers were Azerbaijanian (+8.7%), Armenian (+18.3%), Russian (+35.9%), Turkish (-12.9%)  and Iranian (+169.5%).

A positive trend in arrivals was also observed among citizens of the European Union countries. A notable increase was registered of Austrian +52%, Dutchman +39%, German +32%, British +29% and French +26% travelers. Exceptional growth in arrivals was recorded of citizens of the following countries: Jordan +398%, Lebanon +318%, Saudi Arabia +218%, Kuwait +185%, Iran +170% and Uzbekistan +138%.

 

Country 2016: 7 months 2017: 7 months Change Change %
1 Azerbaijan 854,111 928,170 74,059 8.7%
2 Armenia 719,739 851,759 132,020 18.3%
3 Russia 634,364 726,216 191,850 35.9%
4 Turkey 771,852 672,363 -99,489  

-12.9%

5 Iran 61,450 165,605 104,155 169.5%
6 Ukraine 93,281 110,275 16,994 18.2%
7 Israel 46,440 66,469 20,029 43.1%
8 Kazakhstan 27,132 32,206 5,074  

18.7%

9 India 15,664 31,468 15,804 100.9%
10 Poland 23,794 28,495 4,701 19.8%

During the period of January – July, 149 countries recorded an increase in the number of international arrivals, which in figures amounted to 674,753. Top eleven countries showing increase of more than 6,000 international arrivals registered cumulative increase amounting to 590,862 (88% of total increase).

Country

      2017: 7 months growth  

2017: 7 months share in total growth (%)

 

Russia

191,850  

28%

 

Armenia

132,020  

20%

 

Iran

104,155  

15%

 

Azerbaijan

74,059  

11%

 

Israel

20,029  

3%

 

Ukraine

16,994  

3%

 

Saudi Arabia

16,806  

2%

 

India

15,804  

2%

 

Germany

6,635  

1%

 

Uzbekistan

6,480  

1%

 

Belarus

6,030  

1%

 

Other

83,891  

12%

In July, 2017 the number of international arrivals in Georgia amounted 982,487, representing a 28.5% increase over the same period of 2016. In July, the majority of travelers were citizens of the following countries: Russia (+60.4%), Armenia (+25.4%), Azerbaijan (+13.8%), Turkey (+0.6%) and Iran (+85.8%). Out of the total number of visits, 519,349 lasted longer than 24 hours (increase +32.9%). A positive trend was also maintained of the nationalities of the European Union countries. Notable increase was registered of Dutchman +43%, British +34%, German +33% and French +33% travelers. Exceptional growth in arrivals was recorded of citizens of the following countries: Lebanon +579%, Jordan +373, Saudi Arabia +254, Kuwait +207%, Iran +86% and USA +65%.

During this period, 134 countries recorded an increase in the number of international arrivals, which in total amounted to 219,628. Top eleven countries showing increase of more than 2,000 international arrivals registered cumulative increase amounting to 198,874 (91% of total increase).

 

Country

 2017: July growth

2017: July share in total growth (%)

 

Russia

82,515  

38%

 

Armenia

42,320  

16%

 

Azerbaijan

23,085  

11%

 

Iran

20,681  

9%

 

Saudi Arabia

12,108  

6%

 

Israel

4,032  

2%

 

Ukraine

3,675  

2%

 

Belarus

2,941  

1%

 

U S A

2,927  

1%

 

Kuwait

2,337  

1%

 

Jordan

2,253  

1%

 

Other

20,754  

9%

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