International Visitor Arrivals to Georgia: March, 2018 | საქართველოს ტურიზმის ეროვნული ადმინისტრაცია

International Visitor Arrivals to Georgia: March, 2018

 

In January – March, 2018 the number of international arrivals in Georgia amounted to 1,463,561, showing an increase of 15.5% compared to the same period of previous year. Out of the total number of visits, 659,338 lasted longer than 24 hours (+28.2%). The majority of foreign travelers were Azerbaijanian (-3.9%), Armenian (+15.8%), Turkish (+21.8%), Russian (+25.5%) and Iranian (+63.9%).

A positive trend in arrivals was also observed among citizens of the European Union countries. A notable increase was registered of Spanish +79%, British +53%, Dutch +46%, German +27% and French +24% travelers. Exceptional growth in arrivals was recorded of citizens of the following countries: Kuwait +127%, Saudi Arabia +82%, Israel +77% Iran +64% and China +56%.

 

Country 2017 January – March 2018 January – March Change Change %
1 Azerbaijan 368,107 353,932 -14,175 -3.9%
2 Armenia 264,070 305,789 41,719 15.8%
3 Turkey 236,473 287,914 51,441 21.8%
4 Russia 185,723 233,100 47,377 25.5%
5 Iran 55,564 91,094 35,530 63.9%
6 Ukraine 33,744 34,308 564 1.7%
7 India 11,860 16,924 5,064 42.7%
8 Israel 8,232 14,561 6,329 76.9%
9 Kazakhstan 7,534 8,674 1,140 15.%
10 Germany 5,854 7,442 1,588 27.1%

During the period of January – March, 131 countries recorded an increase in the number of international arrivals, which in figures amounted to 216,781. Top six countries showing increase of more than 5,000 international arrivals registered cumulative increase amounting to 187,460 (86.5% of total increase).

Country 2018 January – March growth

2018 January – March share in total growth (%)

Turkey

51,441

23.7%

 

Russia

47,377

21.9%

 

Armenia

41,719

19.2%

 

Iran

35,530

16.4%

 

Israel

6,329

2.9%

 

India

5,064

2.3%

 

Other

29,321

13.5%

In March, 2018 the number of international arrivals in Georgia amounted 578,514, representing a 13.2% increase over the same period of 2017. In March, the majority of travelers were citizens of the following countries: Azerbaijan (-8.7%), Armenia (+3.5%), Turkey (+18.3%), Russia (+36.9%) and Iran (+46.2%). Out of the total number of visits, 292,017 lasted longer than 24 hours (increase +33%). A positive trend was also maintained of the nationalities of the European Union countries. Notable increase was registered of British +74%, German +47%, Latvian +45%, Lithuanian +35% and French +25% travelers. Exceptional growth in arrivals was recorded of citizens of the following countries: Israel +78%, China +62%, Iran +46%, India +43% and USA +35%.

During this period, 114 countries recorded an increase in the number of international arrivals, which in total amounted to 83,154. Top six countries showing increase of more than 2,000 international arrivals registered cumulative increase amounting to 69,173 (83.2% of total increase).

 

Country

2018: March growth 2018: March    share in total growth (%)
 

Russia

24,689

29.7%

 

Iran

18,595

22.4%

 

Turkey

15,585

18.7%

 

Israel

3,862

4.6%

 

Armenia

3,656

4.4%

 

India

2,786

3.4%

Other

13,981

16.8%

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