International Visitor Arrivals to Georgia: November, 2017

 

In January – November, 2017 the number of international arrivals in Georgia amounted to 6,954,932, showing an increase of 18.4% compared to the same period of previous year. Out of the total number of visits, 3,243,963 lasted longer than 24 hours (+ 27.6%). The majority of foreign travelers were Azerbaijanian (+10.9%), Armenian (+14.9%), Russian (+33.4%), Turkish (-3.2%)  and Iranian (+121.1%).

A positive trend in arrivals was also observed among citizens of the European Union countries. A notable increase was registered of British +39.7%, Austrian +35.6%, Dutchman +32.7%, Spanish +30.5%, French +29.7% and German +27.4% travelers. Exceptional growth in arrivals was recorded of citizens of the following countries: Jordan + 327.2%, Saudi Arabia +165.7%, Kuwait +152.4%, Iran +121.1%, India +66.6%, Uzbekistan +57.9%, China +53.2% and USA +24.2.

 

Country 2016: 11 months 2017: 11 months Change Change %
1 Azerbaijan 1,403,994 1,556,498 152,504 10.9%
2 Armenia 1,331,891 1,530,864 198,973 14.9%
3 Russia 981,862 1,309,893 328,031 33.4%
4 Turkey 1,173,411 1,135,830 -37,581 -3.2%
5 Iran 139,122 307,588 168,466 121.1%
6 Ukraine 163,842 181.801 17,959 11.0%
7 Israel 88,864 121,058 32,194 36.2%
8 Saudi Arabia 20,940 55,637 34,697 165.7%
9 Kazakhstan 46,514 54,060 7,546 16.2%
10 India 31,645 52,718 21,073 66.6%

During the period of January – November, 162 countries recorded an increase in the number of international arrivals, which in figures amounted to 1,123,786. Top eleven countries showing increase of more than 10,000 international arrivals registered cumulative increase amounting to 985,591 (88% of total increase).

Country       2017: 11 months growth

2017: 11 months share in total growth (%)

Russia

328,031

29%

 

Armenia

198,973

18%

 

Iran

168,466

15%

 

Azerbaijan

152,504

14%

 

Saudi Arabia

34,697

3%

 

Israel

32,194

3%

India 21,073

2%

 

Ukraine

17,959

2%

 

Jordan

10,917

1%

Germany

10,591

1%

 

Belarus

10,186

1%

 

Other

138,195

12%

In November, 2017 the number of international arrivals in Georgia amounted 524,108, representing a 14.1% increase over the same period of 2016. In November, the majority of travelers were citizens of the following countries: Armenia (+7.2%), Azerbaijan (+11.2%), Turkey (+6.8%), Russia (+35.5%)  and Iran (+9.5%). Out of the total number of visits, 201,056 lasted longer than 24 hours (increase +21.8%). A positive trend was also maintained of the nationalities of the European Union countries. Notable increase was registered of British +34.5%, French +18.5% and Italian +14.8% travelers. Exceptional growth in arrivals was recorded of citizens of the following countries: Iran +92.5%, Israel +42.3%, Belarus +41.5%, India +40.6%, Russia +35.2% and USA +19.3%.

During this period, 116 countries recorded an increase in the number of international arrivals, which in total amounted to 67,654. Top seven countries showing increase of more than 1,000 international arrivals registered cumulative increase amounting to 60,461 (89% of total increase).

 

Country

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

Russia

21,396

32%

 

Azerbaijan

12,639

19%

 

Armenia

9,470

14%

 

Iran

7,463

11%

 

Turkey

6,264

9%

 

Israel

1,741

3%

 

India

1,488

2%

 

Other

7,193

11%

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