Jan 11, 2019

Number of tourists increased by 11.6% y/y in December 2018

Quick Update

  • According to the Georgian National Tourism Administration the number of tourists went up by 11.6% YoY in December 2018. Same day trips decreased by 12.5% YoY. Total number of visitors remained almost unchanged  at 0.2% YoY.
  • Growth rate of visitors continues to be strongest from the EU (+31.1% YoY). Visitors also increased from CIS (+1.8%), albeit at a lower rate while declined from other countries (-4.9% YoY).
  • Moderation of growth was mostly driven by decreasing number of visitors from Turkey (-18.8% YoY) and Armenia (-11.9% YoY). Number of visitors also decreased from Iran by 4.0% YoY after 18.2% YoY increase in previous month.