Tourists at Jvari Church in Mtskheta. (Interpressnews.)

TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia had a two percent growth in tourism in 2014.

More than 5.4 million people visited the country last year, which is a 1.9 percent increase compared to 2013.

The Interior Ministry published its monthly statistics of visitors to Georgia, which shows that in December, 2014, there were 433,660 visitors – 10.5 percent more than in December the year before.

Over the course of last year, 5,493,492 people entered Georgia.

40.4 percent of the visitors were tourists, 7.4 percent more than in 2013.

20.2 percent were only transiting through Georgia; 6.6 percent less than in 2013.

The rest, 39.4 percent, came for other reasons; 1.3 percent more than in the previous year.

In December, 2014, the most important countries of origin for visitors were Turkey, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Russia and Ukraine.