International Visitor Arrivals to Georgia: December, 2017

 

In January – December, 2017 the number of international arrivals in Georgia amounted to 7,554,936, showing an increase of 18.8% compared to the same period of previous year. Out of the total number of visits, 3,478,932 lasted longer than 24 hours (+ 27.9%). The majority of foreign travelers were Armenian (+14.8%), Azerbaijanian (+11.2%), Russian (+34.1%), Turkish (-0.8%)  and Iranian (+118.3%).

A positive trend in arrivals was also observed among citizens of the European Union countries. A notable increase was registered of British +39.9%, Dutchman +31.1%, Spanish +29.9%, French +29.6% and German +25.7% travelers. Exceptional growth in arrivals was recorded of citizens of the following countries: Jordan +316.1%, Saudi Arabia +164.6%, Kuwait +154.3%, Iran +118.3%, India +64.1% and China +54%.

 

Country 2016 2017 Change Change %
1 Armenia 1,496,437 1,718,016 221,579 14.8%
2 Azerbaijan 1,523,703 1,694,998 171,295 11.2%
3 Russia 1,038,750 1,392,610 353,860 34.1%
4 Turkey 1,256,561 1,246,745 -9,816 -0.8%
5 Iran 147,917 322,938 175,001 118.3%
6 Ukraine 174,858 193,002 18,144 10.4%
7 Israel 92,215 125,319 33,104 35.9%
8 India 36,410 59,732 23,322 64.1%
9 Kazakhstan 48,849 56,765 7,916 16.2%
10 Saudi Arabia 21,257 56,247 34,990 164.6%

During the period of January – December, 164 countries recorded an increase in the number of international arrivals, which in figures amounted to 1,209,666. Top eleven countries showing increase of more than 10,000 international arrivals registered cumulative increase amounting to 1,063,874 (88% of total increase).

Country 2017

2017 share in total growth (%)

Russia

353,860

29%

 

Armenia

221,579

18%

 

Iran

175,001

14%

 

Azerbaijan

171,295

14%

 

Saudi Arabia

34,990

3%

 

Israel

33,104

3%

India 23,322

2%

 

Ukraine

18,144

1%

 

Jordan

11,175

1%

Belarus

10,874

1%

 

Germany

10,530

1%

 

Other

145,791

12%

In December, 2017 the number of international arrivals in Georgia amounted 600,004, representing a 23.3% increase over the same period of 2016. In December, the majority of travelers were citizens of the following countries: Armenia (+13.7%), Azerbaijan (+15.7%), Turkey (+33.4%), Russia (+45.4%)  and Iran (+74.1%). Out of the total number of visits, 234,969 lasted longer than 24 hours (increase +31.7%). A positive trend was also maintained of the nationalities of the European Union countries. Notable increase was registered of British +42.7%, Lithuanian +31.7% and French +27.9% travelers. Exceptional growth in arrivals was recorded of citizens of the following countries: Iran +74.1%, China +64.7%, Belarus +53%, India +47.2%, Russia +45.4% and USA +29%.

During this period, 119 countries recorded an increase in the number of international arrivals, which in total amounted to 114,897. Top six countries showing increase of more than 2,000 international arrivals registered cumulative increase amounting to 103,775 (90% of total increase).

 

Country

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

Turkey

27,765

24%

 

Russia

25,829

22%

 

Armenia

22,606

20%

 

Azerbaijan

18,791

16%

 

Iran

6,535

6%

 

India

2,249

2%

Other

11,122

10%

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