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 all arrivals, 82.6%, were from neighboring countries. However it should be noted that positive trend in arrivals is also observed among citizens of European Union Countries (including United Kingdom).
|EU Member States||2013||2014||2015||2016||2017||Change||% Change|
In January – April, 2017 65,073 EU citizens arrived in Georgia, representing an increase of 26.3% compared to the same period of 2016. A notable increase was registered in number of German +43%, Polish +30%, French +30%, British +26% and Lithuanian +25% travelers.
As a result, the share of EU citizens in total international visitors of Georgia increased from 3.2% to 3.7%. A significant point is that the share of tourists in total number of EU citizens traveling to Georgia is 91.2%.
|EU Member States||2016
|Change||% Change||% Share|
|24 hour and more (Tourists)||46,431||59,317||12,886||27.8%||91.2%|
It should be noted that, the marketing campaigns conducted by GNTA plays a significant role.
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