STATISTIC DATA ON THE NUMBER OF VISITORS ENTERING GEORGIA
The Information Analytical Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs presents the statistical data on the visitors having crossed the state border of Georgia during the last month, in particular: In January-September period, the country was visited by 631 302 visitors, which is more by 11% than the index of the same period in 2015.
The number of visitors in January-September, 2016 amounted to 4 879 031, that is more by 8,6 % than the index of the same period in 2015. Number of tourist visits has reached 2 156 731 which is more by 19,5% than the index of of the same period in 2015. According to the new method of a conditional division the visitors having crossed the state border of Georgia in January-September, 2016 is the following:
a) Tourist – 304 814 visits (43.3% of general number; increase by 34,2% in comparison with the index of the same period in 2015);
b) Transit – 148 718 visits (20.9% of general number, decrease by 23,5% in comparison with the index of the last year 3,8%);
c) Other – 177 770 visits (28,2% of general number, increase by -10% in comparison with the index of the last year).
The most of the visits in September, 2016 were paid again from Armenia (+4,2%), Azerbaijan (+7,6%), Turkey (-21,5%), Russia (+31,3%), Ukraine (+28,1%) and Iran (+571,9%); also, positive position is retained by the EU countries: respecting the increase of the number of arrivals to Georgia in January-September the following countries take leading position: Latvia, Italy, Lithuania and France (relevantly 26%, 9%, 9% და 7%), Central Asian countries - Kazakhstan (34%), among the countries of Easter Europe – Belarus (29%), Middle East – Israel – 56%), and Asian countries - UAE (15%). Also, the number of tourists form the United States of America has also increased by 12 %.