Russian tourist flow to Georgia decreased by 10,5% in January-February
In January-February, 139,2 thousand Russian citizens visited Georgia, which is 10,5% less than the figure for the same period in 2019, the National Tourism Administration of the Republic reports.
Over the two months of 2019, 155,6 thousand Russians visited Georgia - 10% more than a year earlier.
In February 2020, the number of Russians visiting Georgia decreased by 25% compared to February 2019 (52,3 thousand people). This share is 11,2% of all visitors, the number of which in the second month of this year was 466,4 thousand persons. Of these, tourists (those who spent more than 24 hours in the Republic) were 257,5 thousand people (an increase of 4%).
According to the agency, for two months of this year, 1 million 99,6 thousand foreign visitors visited Georgia, which is 10,2% more than in January-February 2019. Of these, there were 621,1 thousand tourists (an increase of 12,2%).
In terms of the number of citizens visiting Georgia, Russia is in the third place after Azerbaijan, from which 218,7 thousand people arrived in January-February this year. Armenia is also in TOP-3 with 148,9 thousand people, followed by Turkey (128,2 thousand people), Ukraine (24,4 thousand people), and other countries.
The report notes a particular increase in visitors from Belarus, Israel, Kuwait, the United States, and Saudi Arabia.
Georgia, with a population of 3.7 million people, was visited in 2019 by a record number of foreigners - 9 million 358 thousand people, which is 7,8% more than in 2018.