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161 new hotels opened in Georgia last year

By Messenger Staff
Tuesday, September 17
According to Geostat, Georgia's official statistics agency, 161 new hotels opened in Georgia in a year. Geostat reports that in 2012, 777 hotels and hotel-type facilities were in Georgia, in 2011 - 611. Total number of rooms in 2012 was 14, 463 units, in 2011 there were 12, 901.

The agency explains that this data includes legal persons and individual entrepreneurs (including local units and branches), registered as hotel or hotel-type facilities in accordance to Georgian legislation.

It's noteworthy that the number of hotels has doubled compared to 2007.

According to official statistics, last year visitors' number equaled to 1, 185, 100 persons, which exceeds 2011 data by 332, 100 persons. Among them 665, 500 were foreigners,

8,561 persons were employed in the hotels and hotel-type facilities.
(Hvino Tour News)