14.Oct .2020 14:30

Tourism Drops by 94% in September – TOP 15 Countries With the Most Visitors to Georgia

Tourism Drops by 94% in September – TOP 15 Countries With the Most Visitors to Georgia
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According to a report published by the National Tourism Administration, 50,499 international visitors crossed the Georgian border last month. The number of visitors is 94% less than in 2019. In September, the largest number of 18,540 visitors came to Georgia from Turkey. In annual terms, the number of Turkish visitors reduced by 80%.

As for border types, 88% of visitors came to the country - by land, 10% - by air. 2% of visitors visited the country by rail and sea.

15 countries with most visitors to Georgia in September:

1 Turkey - 18 540 visitors, decrease compared to the previous year - 80.8%;
2 Armenia - 9,770 visitors, decrease by 92.4% compared to the previous year;
3 Georgia (non-resident) - 5,318 visitors, decrease compared to the previous year -88.9%;
4 Russia - 4,423 visitors, decrease compared to the previous year -97.0%;
5 Azerbaijan - 3,964 visitors, decrease compared to the previous year - 97.3%;
6 Uzbekistan - 1,525 visitors, an increase of 6.3% compared to the previous year;
7 Ukraine - 1,074 visitors, decrease compared to the previous year -96.2%;
8 Belarus - 971 visitors, decrease compared to the previous year - 90.4%;
9 United States - 744 visitors, decrease compared to the previous year -88.7%;
10 Germany - 656 visitors, decrease compared to the previous year -95.8%;
11 Kazakhstan - 541 visitors, decrease compared to the previous year - 95.6%;
12 France - 429 visitors, a decrease compared to the previous year -87.1%;
13 Latvia - 274 visitors, decrease compared to the previous year - 91.1%;
14 Bulgaria - 255 visitors, decrease compared to the previous year - 74.8%;
15 Tajikistan - 244 visitors, a decrease from the previous year -47.8%.

According to a report by the National Tourism Administration, along with the record drop in the number of visitors, the demographics have also changed radically - in particular, 93% or 47,146 people out of 50,499 visitors. The number of female visitors is only 3,353. Men outnumbered women in the total number of visitors last year, too, although, in 2019, the ratio was 62% / 38%.

Such a sharp gender imbalance of visitors this year is likely because most visitors entered the country for technical reasons such as freight forwarding and the vast majority of truck drivers are male.