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In October, the Number of Foreign Visitors to Georgia Decreased by 92.5%

In October, the Number of Foreign Visitors to Georgia Decreased by 92.5%
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The National Tourism Administration has released its October 2020 Tourism Report, which found that 49,712 international visitors visited the country last month. This is 92.5% less than the same period in 2019.
 
According to the Tourism Administration, only 4,345 visitors arrived by air last month, which is 97.3% less than 2019.

15 countries with the highest number of visitors in September
 
  1. Turkey - 18,960 visitors, a decrease of -78.1% over the previous year;
  2. Armenia - 9 428 visitors, decrease compared to the previous year - 92.2%;
  3. Georgia (non-resident) - 4 964 visitors, decrease compared to the previous year -88.0%;
  4. Russia - 4 346 visitors, a decrease from the previous year -96.3%;
  5. Azerbaijan - 3,924 visitors, decrease compared to the previous year -96.7%;
  6. Uzbekistan - 1,753 visitors, a decrease of 29.2% over the previous year;
  7. Ukraine - 1,095 visitors, decrease compared to the previous year -94.4%;
  8. Belarus - 881 visitors, decrease compared to the previous year - 78.4%;
  9. Kazakhstan - 655 visitors, decrease compared to the previous year -94.2%;
  10. Germany - 493 visitors, decrease compared to the previous year -95.6%;
  11. France - 368 visitors, a decrease from the previous year -85.8%;
  12. US - 366 visitors, decrease compared to the previous year - 92.7%;
  13. Tajikistan - 339 visitors, a decrease from the previous year -37.1%;
  14. Latvia - 281 visitors, decrease compared to the previous year -90.1%;
  15. Kyrgyzstan - 277 visitors, a decrease of 80.2% over the previous year.

According to a report by the Tourism Administration, with a record drop in the number of visitors, the demographics have also changed dramatically - 94% or 46,871 people out of 49,712 visitors were men. The number of female visitors is only 2,841. Men outnumbered the total number of visitors last year as well, although in 2019 the ratio was 62% / 38%.

According to the National Bank, in the first 9 months of 2019, Georgia received $ 2.58 billion from international tourism, and in 2020 this figure is only $ 499 million, which is 80.7% less than the previous year. However, the bulk of this year’s tourism revenue ($ 427 million) comes from the period before the borders were closed and Lockdown was declared.