Number of International Visitors up 11% in 2024 Q1

938,644 tourists visited Georgia in the first quarter of 2024, according to information released by the National Tourism Administration on April 22. According to the given statistical data, this number of visitors is a 6.4% recovery of the pre-pandemic data. At the same time, compared to the same period last year, the growth reached 11%.

Specifically, the number of international travelers in the first quarter was 1.3 million. This represents a 80.4% recovery from pre-pandemic data and a 7.6% increase over 2023.

The most amount of international visitors came from Turkey (254,577 people). Then follow: Russia – 215,468 people; Armenia – 191,830 people; Azerbaijan – 51,466 people; Israel – 46,789 people; Iran – 28,811 people; Kazakhstan – 27,874 people; Ukraine – 24,538 people; India – 20,645 people; and Belarus – 17,236 people.

From the European Union and the UK 77,045 people visited Georgia. Visitors from Poland topped the list with 11,734 (67.1% more than 2019 data) people visiting Georgia during this period. This was followed by Germany, with 46.1% more visitors than in the pre-pandemic year, and the United Kingdom, with an increase from 2019 to 27%.

The number of visitors from Russia decreased by 16.1% compared to the same period last year and amounted to 215,468 people.

According to the Tourism Administration, “the number of international travelers and international tourist visits is calculated according to the methodology developed in accordance with the recommendation of the World Tourism Organization and includes visits already made and completed”.

Corrigendum: This news was corrected on 23 April at 12:28 as the previous version incorrectly listed Poland as the top country from which people visited Georgia. The updated version reflects the corrected information that most visitors to Georgia from Europe (particularly EU and UK) came from Poland. We apologize.

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