International Visitor Arrivals to Georgia: June, 2017

 

In January – June, 2017 the number of international arrivals in Georgia amounted to 2,996,170, showing an increase of 13.4% compared to the same period of previous year. Out of the total number of visits, 1,309,982 lasted longer than 24 hours (+ 29.1%). The majority of foreign travelers were Azerbaijanian (+7.4%), Armenian (+16.2%), Turkish (-15.9%), Russian (+27.5%) and Iranian (+223.4%).

A positive trend in arrivals was also observed among citizens of the European Union countries. A notable increase was registered of Austrian +54%, Dutchman +36%, German +32%, British +28%, French +23%,  and Lithuanian +17% travelers. Exceptional growth in arrivals was recorded of citizens of the following countries: Iran +223%, Uzbekistan +163%, Saudi Arabia +159%, India +133%, Israel +48% and China +41%.

 

Country 2016: 6 months 2017: 6 months Change Change %
1 Azerbaijan 686,575 737,549 50,974 7.4%
2 Armenia 552,961 642,661 89,700 16.2%
3 Turkey 631,443 531,093 -100,350 -15.9%
4 Russia 397,734 507,069 109,335  

15.9%

5 Iran 37,359 120,833 83,474 223.4%
6 Ukraine 70,785 84,104 13,319 18.8%
7 Israel 33,253 49,250 15,997 48.1%
8 India 11,886 27,653 15,767  

132.7%

9 Kazakhstan 17,283 20,934 3,651 21.1%
10 Poland 16,511 20,623 4,112 24.9%

During the period of January – May, 146 countries recorded an increase in the number of international arrivals, which in figures amounted to 456,540. Top eleven countries showing increase of more than 4,000 international arrivals registered cumulative increase amounting to 398,608 (87% of total increase).

Country

      2017: 6 months growth  

2017: 6 months share in total growth (%)

 

Russia

109,335  

24%

 

Armenia

89,700  

20%

 

Iran

83,474  

18%

 

Azerbaijan

50,974  

11%

 

Israel

15,997  

4%

 

India

15,767  

3%

 

Ukraine

13,319  

3%

 

Uzbekistan

6,269  

1%

 

Germany

4,863  

1%

 

Saudi Arabia

4,698  

1%

 

Poland

4,112  

1%

 

Other

57,932  

13%

In June, 2017 the number of international arrivals in Georgia amounted 666,493, representing a 28.5% increase over the same period of 2016. In June, the majority of travelers were citizens of the following countries: Armenia (+28.8%), Russia (+45%), Azerbaijan (+16.6%), Turkey (-6.4%) and Iran (+222.1%). Out of the total number of visits, 328,314 lasted longer than 24 hours (increase +43%). A positive trend was also maintained of the nationalities of the European Union countries. Notable increase was registered of German +50%, British +50%, Dutchman +45%, Spain +44% and Sweden +42% travelers. Exceptional growth in arrivals was recorded of citizens of the following countries: Jordan +1,940, Saudi Arabia +1,256, United Arab Emirates +247%, Iran +222%, India +172% and USA +33%.

During this period, 132 countries recorded an increase in the number of international arrivals, which in total amounted to 155,312. Top twelve countries showing increase of more than 1,500 international arrivals registered cumulative increase amounting to 139,217 (90% of total increase).

 

Country

 2017: June growth

2017: June share in total growth (%)

 

Russia

42,196  

27%

 

Armenia

30,963  

20%

 

Iran

26,223  

17%

 

Azerbaijan

19,147  

12%

 

Israel

4,686  

3%

 

India

4,121  

3%

 

Saudi Arabia

2,687  

2%

 

Ukraine

2,449  

2%

 

Germany

1,796  

1%

 

Poland

1,729  

1%

 

Belarus

1,707  

1%

 

Jordan

1,503  

1%

 

Other

16,095  

10%

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