TOURISM – JANUARY-SEPTEMBER, 2017
In 2017, compared to the corresponding period of 2016:
- In the first three quarters, the number of tourists increased by 29%; in the third quarter, the proportion of tourists making up total international travelers reached its peak at 52.1%;
- In the first three quarters, the proportion of air travel in all travel rose by 26% while travel by land decreased by 5%;
- In the first three quarters, the number of persons arriving at any of Georgia’s three international airports (Batumi, Kutaisi, and Tbilisi) increased by 47%;
- From January to August, payments made by foreign credit cards in Georgia increased by 33% and payments made by Georgian credit cards in foreign countries increased by 37%.
This newsletter examines the trends of tourists and international travelers for the first three quarters of 2017.