TBILISI, DFWatch–There were 6.9 percent more visitors to Georgia during the last eleven months, compared to the same period last year, according to the Interior Ministry.
There is no official data about how many of visitors are tourists, but the MIA counts the number of visits in three categorizes, according to the length of stay.
During January-November, more than 5.4 million visitors entered Georgia, and in November alone, there were 436,234 people visiting the country.
According to the MIA, 144,109 people came as tourists, while 93,716 used Georgia as a transit country. The rest – 198,409 – are categorized as visitors with other purposes.
Majority of the visitors came from neighboring states: Armenia, Turkey, Azerbaijan and Russia, and some also from Ukraine.
The ministry notes that there is an increased influx of visitors from Lithuania, Italy, Germany and Latvia. There are also more visitors from Kazakhstan, Israel United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.