Georgia: As per the data from the National Statistics Office of Georgia (Geostat), Georgia has hosted 431,300 foreign visitors in Q1 2022, with the figure being 4.8 times higher compared to the same period of 2021.
The tourists also accounted for 460,000 tourist visits in the nation – 3.9 times higher year-on-year basis, Geostat said.
89.6 per cent of global visitors were only tourists. The statistics body added that the share of excursionists amounted to 7.2 per cent, while 3.2 per cent of visitors were both tourists and same-day visitors.”
Georgia has registered the highest number of visitors- 66,800 visitors- from Turkey, amounting to 15.5 per cent of the total number of visitors and being 126.9 per cent higher as compared to the Q1 of 2021.
As per the reports, the main purpose behind the majority of visits was indicated as a holiday, leisure and recreation. Tbilisi, the capital city of Georgia, has witnessed the majority of visits- 307,800 visits – and the Black Sea coastline Adjara region, with 173,200 visits.
According to the Geostat data, the average number of nights spent during the visits equalled 6.5 nights.
Expenditures during the visits made in the first three months equalled GEL 1.4 billion (about $0.46b/€0.44b), with average spending reaching GEL 2,777.8 GEL (about $919.80/€882.60).
The statistics also reveal the majority of tourists – 50.5 per cent – are in the age group of 31-50, with women comprising 33.6 per cent of the total number of visitors.
Overall, in Q1 2022, the number of visits of international non-resident tourists to the territory of Georgia accounted for 576,500, which is 4.3 times higher compared to the data from the same period of the previous year.
Foreign tourists made up 517,300 visits in the reporting period, which is four times higher compared to the data from the same period of 2021.