The share of EU citizens increased in total arrivals

 

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
January 7,081 7,810 7,660 8,513 10,673 2,160 +25.4%
February 7,598 8,882 9,243 10,361 12,235 1,874 +18.1%
March 10,897 12,142 15,095 14,489 15,860 1,371 +9.5%
April 13,760 17,300 18,489 18,161 26,305 8,144 +44.8%
Total 39,336 46,134 50,487 51,524 65,073 13,549 +26.3%

 

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

(4 months)

2017

(4 months)

Change % Change % Share
24 hour and more (Tourists) 46,431 59,317 12,886 27.8% 91.2%
Same-day Visit 3,461 4,021 560 16.2% 6.2%
Transit 1,632 1,735 103 6.3% 2.7%
Total 51,524 65,073 13,549 26.3% 100.0%

 

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

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