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More than two million tourists visited Georgia in 2015

Friday, January 8
Almost three million tourists came to Georgia in 2015, and trends show visitor numbers are growing.

In total, 2,278,562 tourists visited Georgia last year, which was 2.2 percent more than in 2014.

The head of the National Tourism Administration, Giorgi Chogovadze, said in 2015 a record number of international travellers visited Georgia.

Chogovadze said that the number of international visitors increased by 6.9 percent in 2015 compared to 2014.

In particular, the number of international visitors amounted to 5,897,685, which was seven percent, or 382,126 visitors, more than in 2014.

The largest number of international travellers arrived in Georgia during 2015 came from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Russia, Ukraine, Israel, Poland, Germany, Kazakhstan and the USA.

The growth rate was maintained from the following countries:

Saudi Arabia 80 percent;

United Arab Emirates 75 percent;

Belarus 51 percent;

Israel 40 percent;

Kazakhstan 29 percent;

Italy 15 percent;

Lithuania 13 percent;

Latvia 13 percent;

Germany 10 percent; and

The United States 10 percent.

Georgian authorities are expecting more visitors to come to Georgia to enjoy the winter season. (agenda.ge)