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Increased Accommodation Prices in Georgia As Number of Tourists Grows

In March 2019, in Georgia, the hotel price index increased by 5.1% compared to February 2019. The prices of hotels in Tbilisi increased by 4.2%.

In March 2019, compared to February 2019, the increase of hotel prices in Georgia, can be linked to increased number of tourists trips, as the number of international travelers trips in Georgia increased by 31.9%, while among the international travelers, the proportion who stayed in Georgia for 24 hours or more (classified as tourists) increased by 32.6%.

In March 2019, compared to March 2018, in Georgia the hotel price index increased by 1.1%. The number of international travelers in March 2019, compared to March 2018, increased by 6.4%, while among the international travelers the proportion who stayed in Georgia for 24 hours or more (classified as tourists) increased by 4.3%.

It has to be noted that 2018 was the first year, when share of nights spent by the international travelers in hotels exceeded the share of nights spent in friends and relatives house. In Georgia, in 2018, by international travelers, the highest share of nights were spent in hotels – 39.6%, 26.5% of nights were spent in friends and relatives house, while in guesthouses – 12.7% and in apartment – 11.7%.

In Tbilisi, among the 3-star hotels registered on booking.com website the highest share of prices ranges between GEL 50-150, for 4-star hotels GEL 150-300, while for guesthouses – GEL 0-150.