16.Oct .2020 13:45

Georgia's revenue from tourism $ 700 million down in August-September

Georgia's revenue from tourism $ 700 million down in August-September
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According to the National Bank of Georgia’s report, foreign visitors spent $ 15.6 million in Georgia last month. The figure is 95% less comparing to September 2019.

Georgia's revenue from tourism is $ 700 million down in August-September y-o-y. Namely, decline in September has made up $303 million, while in August - $397 million.

However, Georgia received a record number of international travelers in 2019 and amounted to 9.36 million. It should be noted, that travel was the main purpose for 5 million visitors. So, they spent more than $ 3 billion in the country.

A total of 50,499 international visitors crossed the Georgian border last month. The number of visitors is 94% less comparing to 2019. In September, the largest number of visitors - 18,540 came from Turkey. However, visits from Turkey is declined by 80% y-o-y.

According to the statists, 88% of visitors entered the country by land, while 10% - by air. 2% of travelers visited the country by the railway and maritime transport.

15 countries with the highest number of visitors in September:

1. Turkey - 18 540 visitors
2. Armenia - 9,770 visitors
3. Georgia (non-resident) - 5,318 visitors
4. Russia - 4,423 visitors
5. Azerbaijan - 3,964 visitors
6. Uzbekistan - 1,525 visitors
7. Ukraine - 1,074 visitors
8. Belarus - 971 visitors
9. United States - 744 visitors
10. Germany - 656 visitors
11. Kazakhstan - 541 visitors
12. France - 429 visitors
13. Latvia - 274 visitors
14. Bulgaria - 255 visitors
15. Tajikistan - 244 visitors