Tourist flow from Ukraine to Georgia up 27 percent in April 2017

Georgia hosted 510,594 international travellers in April 2017, which was 10.2 percent increase compared to the same month of 2016, shows data from the Georgian National Tourism Administration (GNTA), according to agenda.ge.

Meanwhile, 222,622 tourists spent time in the country, making for a 29.7 percent year-over-year (y/y) increase. The highest number of visitors who came to Georgia in April 2017 were from Ukraine (27.2% increase), Turkey (19.2 % decrease), Russia (16.5% increase), Armenia (13.2% increase), Azerbaijan (7.1% increase).

A positive trend was also maintained by visitors from the European Union: 

Germany – 74% increase
United Kingdom – 51% increase
Lithuania – 43% increase
Poland – 26% increase
Exceptional growth in visitor numbers was recorded from the following countries: 

Uzbekistan – 332% increase
Saudi Arabia – 207%increase
Iran – 184% increase
India – 114% increase
Israel – 57% increase
United States – 34% increase

Meanwhile, during the first four months of 2017 Georgia hosted 1,776,719 international travellers (11.1 % increase), including 736,265 tourists (26.9 % increase).

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