Georgia has received $582 million from international tourist visits between January-April, which is 463.1 percent more compared to the same period of last year, the Georgian National Tourism Administration has said.
Revenues from international tourism have recovered by 68.9 percent compared to the pre-pandemic 2019, said the GNTA.
Other data from the National Statistics Office of Georgia showed Georgia hosted 431,300 international visitors in the first quarter of the year, with the figure being 4.8 times higher compared to the same period of 2021.
The visitors also accounted for 460,000 tourist visits in the country – 3.9 times higher year-on-year, Geostat said.
[In the figures,] 89.6 percent of the international visitors were only tourists. The share of excursionists amounted to 7.2 percent, while 3.2 percent of visitors were both tourists and same-day visitors,” the statistics body added.
The highest number of visitors – 66,800 – was registered from Turkey, amounting to 15.5 percent of the total number and being 126.9 percent higher compared to Q1 of 2021.