International Visitor Arrivals to Georgia: October, 2017

 

In January – October, 2017 the number of international arrivals in Georgia amounted to 6,430,824, showing an increase of 18.8% compared to the same period of previous year. Out of the total number of visits, 3,042,907 lasted longer than 24 hours (+ 28%). The majority of foreign travelers were Azerbaijanian (+10.8%), Armenian (+15.8%), Russian (+33.3%), Turkish (-4.1%)  and Iranian (+122.8%).

A positive trend in arrivals was also observed among citizens of the European Union countries. A notable increase was registered of British +40%, Austrian +36.8%, Dutchman +34.6%, French +30.4% and German +29.1% travelers. Exceptional growth in arrivals was recorded of citizens of the following countries: Saudi Arabia +171.5%, Kuwait +150.3%, Iran +122.8%, Republic of Korea +88.1%, Uzbekistan +75.4%, India +70% and China +56.9%.

 

Country 2016: 10 months 2017: 10 months Change Change %
1 Azerbaijan 1,290,838 1,430,703 139,865 10.8%
2 Armenia 1,199,874 1,389,377 189,503 15.8%
3 Russia 921,141 1,227,776 306,635 33.3%
4 Turkey 1,080,950 1,037,105 -43,845 -4.1%
5 Iran 131,058 292,061 161,003 122.8%
6 Ukraine 153,136 170,797 17,661 11.5%
7 Israel 84,753 115,206 30,453 35.9%
8 Saudi Arabia 20,138 54,666 34,528 171.5%
9 Kazakhstan 44,265 51,547 7,282 16.5%
10 Poland 41,970 50,150 8,180 19.5%

During the period of January – October, 162 countries recorded an increase in the number of international arrivals, which in figures amounted to 1,064,704. Top ten countries showing increase of more than 10,000 international arrivals registered cumulative increase amounting to 920,552 (86% of total increase).

Country       2017: 10 months growth

2017: 10 months share in total growth (%)

Russia

306,635

29%

 

Armenia

189,503

18%

 

Iran

161,003

15%

 

Azerbaijan

139,865

13%

 

Saudi Arabia

34,528

3%

 

Israel

30,453

3%

India 19,585

2%

 

Ukraine

17,661

2%

 

Germany

10,715

1%

Jordan

10,604

1%

 

Other

144,152

14%

In October, 2017 the number of international arrivals in Georgia amounted 607,989, representing a 15.2% increase over the same period of 2016. In October, the majority of travelers were citizens of the following countries: Armenia (+12.7%), Azerbaijan (+9.1%), Russia (+30.3%),   Turkey (+2.4%) and Iran (+76.8%). Out of the total number of visits, 259,313 lasted longer than 24 hours (increase +19.9%). A positive trend was also maintained of the nationalities of the European Union countries. Notable increase was registered of British +102.2%, Estonian +67.9%, Spanish +43.5%, French +39.7% and Italian +27% travelers. Exceptional growth in arrivals was recorded of citizens of the following countries: Republic of Korea +163.9%, Kuwait +108.5%, Iran +76.8%, Saudi Arabia +75.6%, China +63.6% and India +47.9%.

During this period, 125 countries recorded an increase in the number of international arrivals, which in total amounted to 83,199. Top nine countries showing increase of more than 1,000 international arrivals registered cumulative increase amounting to 73,586 (88% of total increase).

 

Country

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

Russia

26,725

32%

 

Armenia

15,999

19%

 

Azerbaijan

10,937

13%

 

Iran

8,334

10%

 

Israel

4,577

6%

 

Turkey

2,475

3%

 

United Kingdom

1,830

2%

 

India

1,653

2%

 

China

1,056

1%

 

Other

9,613

12%

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