Tourism Administration announced about fixing the highest number of visitors through 5 months.
According to the department, 522,359 international travelers have visited Georgia in May, 2016, the growth is 14,9% comparing to the same period of the previous year.
As of May, the rate of foreign travelers or tourists, who spent 24 hours or more in Georgia, has made up 204,714. The increase is +24.3%.
May, 2016 – most of the visits are from Turkey (+6.8%), Azerbaijan (+18.6%), Armenia (+3.9%), Russia (+18.7%) and Ukraine (+30.9%).
According to Tourism Administration, positive trend is sustained towards the EU countries, however increase has been fixed with the following countries in May: Latvia +64%, Poland +30%, Germany +29% and Lithuania +21%. Extreme growth is noted from the following countries: India + 319%, Iran + 300%, Israel + 122%, Oman + 149% and Saudi Arabia + 85%.
Therefore, growth of international travelers is fixed as of 5 months data, the volume of international travelers totals to 2,119,275, while the growth is 15.3%.
The number of tourist visits has made up 782,814, which is more by 18.8% comparing to the same period of the previous year.