The number of arrivals of international non-resident travellers in Georgia equalled 1.04 million in the second quarter of this year, marking a 198.7 increase compared to the same period of 2021, the latest data from the National Statistics Office of Georgia shows.
International travellers made 922,200 visits to the country - a figure that is 176.2 percent higher year-on-year, Geostat also said.
During the same period, the number of international visitors equalled 765,300 - a 189.4 percent increase year-on-year - and made 749,300 tourist visits, recording a 145% growth.
The Office also said 81.8 percent of international visitors had been “only tourists”, with the share of excursionists amounting to 14.8 percent, and 3.5 percent of the visitors being both tourists and same-day visitors.
The highest number of visitors - 147,700 - was registered from Russia and amounted to 19.3 percent of the total number, followed by Türkiye with 14.9 percent and Armenia with 12.1 percent.
Correspondingly, the largest number of visits were made by citizens of Russia (175,400), Turkey (158,300) and Armenia (136,800)", Geostat said.
The purpose of the majority of visits - 52 percent - was indicated as holiday, leisure and recreation. The majority of visits - 512,700 - were made to the capital city of Tbilisi, while the Black Sea coastline Adjara region saw 375,300 visits.
The average number of nights spent during the visits equalled 6.2, Geostat also noted, adding expenditures during the visits made in the Q2 equalled ₾2.3 billion (about $0.85bln), with average expenditure reaching ₾2,440.2 (about $897.14).
The statistics also show the majority of visitors - 48.5 percent - being in the age group of 31-50, with women comprising 37 percent of the total number of visitors.