International travellers spend $114 million in Georgia in January


Revenue from international travellers totalled $114 million in January 2022 in Georgia, an increase of about $104 million compared to January 2021 and a reduction of $79 million in comparison to January 2020, the Georgian National Tourism Administration revealed on Tuesday.


Georgia received the largest amount of tourist income from travellers from the following countries:

  • Russia - $18,7 million

  • Ukraine - $14,2 million

  • Turkey - $12,8 million

  • Israel - $9,1 million

  • Saudi Arabia - $5,1 million

  • Armenia - $5 million

  • Azerbaijan - $4,9 million

  • Iran - $2,8 million

  • European countries - $13,6 million

  • Other countries - $27,9 million

A total of 199,393 international travellers visited the country in the reporting period, marking a 38 percent recovery compared to 2019 and since the economic slowdown resulting from pandemic-related restrictions, while also representing a 471 percent increase in comparison to 2021.

In more specifics, the number of international tourist visits reached 163,615 in January, indicating an increase of 456 percent compared to the same month of 2021 and 53 percent compared to January 2019.


The numbers of visitors entering Georgia in January 2022 are ranked as follows:

  • Turkey - 31,775 (+119%)

  • Russia - 28,381 (+1381%)

  • Georgia (non-resident) - 22,119 (+285%)

  • Armenia - 19,606 (+406%)

  • Ukraine - 12,631 (+1917%)

  • Israel - 8,240 (+8140%)

  • Azerbaijan - 7,221 (+130%)

  • Kazakhstan - 4,552 (+1082%)

  • Saudi Arabia - 4,439 (+221850%)

  • Iran - 4,083 (+16232%)

In 2021, a total of 1,881,271 international travellers visited Georgia, which is an increase of 7.7 percent compared to 2020, while international tourist revenue in the country reached $1,244,941,717 billion.


Source: Agenda.ge

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