According to the declared data, in 2019, there were 1 625 economic entities1 working in hotel services in Georgia which owned 1 682 hotel and hotel-type enterprises (including local units and branches). This figure is 2.6 percent higher than in 2018. The most widespread organizational-legal form for economic entities engaged in hotel services was the limited liability company, which comprised 54.6 percent of the total number of hotels and hotel-type enterprises operating in 2019. The chart below shows the distribution of the number of hotels and hotel-type enterprises by organizational-legal forms.
99.3 percent of hotel and hotel-type enterprises were privately owned and 0.7 percent stateowned. In 2019, the total area of the hotels and hotel-type enterprises in Georgia was 2 272.3 thousand square meters, which is 17.9 percent more than in 2018. Out of which it was leased 68.4 thousand square meters, and the living area of all rooms was 1 036.2 thousand square meters, which is 7.5 percent more than in the previous year. In 2019, the total number of places in hotels and hotel-type enterprises was 76.3 thousand, which is 4.8 percent higher than the same indicator of previous year. The total number of rooms increased by 5.5 percent and equaled to 35.1 thousand.
In 2019, Georgia’s hotels and hotel enterprises served 4 014.0 thousand guests, which is 9.5 percent higher than the corresponding figure of the previous year. 71.5 percent of the guests were foreigners. Most of them (18.5 percent) were Russian citizens, which is 2.5 percent higher than in 2018. Most of the guests from the EU countries were citizens of Germany (3.3 percent) while the majority of guests from other countries were citizens of Israel (12.4 percent) and Turkey (9.7 percent). The chart below shows the distribution of foreign guests in hotels and hotel-type enterprises by countries.
In 2019, hotels and hotel-type enterprises in Georgia mostly had guests for Holiday and Recreation (79.9 percent) by foreigners.
The majority of foreign guests staying in hotels and hotel-type enterprises were Russian and Israel citizens (18.5 and 14.5 percent).
In 2019, 20 575 people were employed in hotels and hotel-type enterprises in Georgia, most of them were women (57.3 percent).
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