GEOSTAT published a report on inbound tourism statistics of the IV quarter of 2019. According to the report, In the IV quarter of 2019, the number of arrivals of international non-resident travelers in the territory of Georgia equaled 2.1 million, which is 12.1 percent higher compared to the previous year. Most of the incomes, 47.5 percent, were made by travelers of 31-50 age groups.
GEOSTAT publishes inbound tourism statistics
By Nika Gamtsemlidze
Tuesday, February 18
The number of visits by international visitors from the above-mentioned number made up 1.7 million, which is 12.0 percent higher compared to 2018.
In the IV quarter of 2019, the number of international visitors was 1.3 million, which is 8.8 percent higher compared to the previous year.
International visitors have made 1.1 million tourist-type visits, which is 10.7 percent higher compared to the previous year. The chart below shows the distribution of visits made by international visitors by the type of visit.
62.2 percent of international visitors were only tourists. The share of excursionists amounted to 30.0 percent, while 7.8 percent of visitors were both tourists and same-day visitors.
In the IV quarter of 2019, the largest number of visitors (260.0 thousand visitors) was from Azerbaijan, which amounts to 19.8 percent of the total number of visitors and is an 8.2 percent increase compared to IV quarter of 2018. The largest number of visits (371.9 thousand) comes on the citizens of Armenia, which is 18.9 percent higher compared to the IV quarter of 2018.
The majority of visitors (47.2 percent) belonged to the age group of 31-50 years.
In the IV quarter of 2019, the purpose of the majority of visits (31.2 percent) was a holiday, leisure and recreation.
The majority of visits come on Tbilisi and Adjara A/R, 965.3 thousand and 371.7 thousand accordingly. The chart below illustrates the distribution of visits by the visited regions.
In the IV quarter of 2019, the average number of nights spent during the visits equaled 3.5 nights, which is 3.0 percent lower than the figure indicated in the IV quarter of 2018 (3.6 nights).
80.5 percent of visits were repeating the visit. The chart below shows the distribution of visits by the level of satisfaction in the IV quarter of 2019.
The expenditures during the visits made in IV quarter of 2019 equaled to 1.7 billion GEL, which is 13.9 percent increase compared to the previous year. The average expenditure on the visit increased by 1.7 percent compared to the IV quarter of the 2018 year and amounted to 963.7 GEL.
The National Statistics Office of Georgia, the legal entity of public law, carries out its activities independently. It is an institution established to produce the statistics and disseminate the statistical information according to the Georgian legislation. The National Statistics Office of Georgia is established by the Law of Georgia, 11 December 2009, on Official Statistics.