In January Georgia was visited by a record number of Russians for the decade
“Georgia was visited by 62,100 citizens of Russia in January 2017, which was a record figure for the last 10 years”, - according to the information-analytical department of the Georgian Interior Ministry. According to the ministry, the number of Russians who visited the country in the first month of this year, increased by 40.3% against January 2016. In January of this year, Georgia was visited by 387 100 foreign tourists, which is 19.8% more than in January of the last year. By the number of people who visited Georgia, Russia is on the fourth place after Azerbaijan, Turkey and Armenia. More than 44% of Russians visited the country by motorway between Russia and Georgia, which runs through the Daryal Gorge. In 2016 Georgia was visited by 6 million 350 800 foreigners, which is 7.6% more than in 2015, including 1 million 37 600 Russian citizens (annual growth of 12%).
Yury Mishchenko, graduated from Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, has more than 15 years experience in tourism and travel. Working both in tour operator company as destination manager, and in travel agency as sales manager, he is focused on analysis of Russian tour operators’ daily routine. Recently, Yury works in Baginet Marketing and Sales Agency.