growth in tourism

Georgian developers plan Sheraton and Radisson in Gudauri

By | October 13th, 2016|Categories: Economy|Tags: , , |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia’s winter resort Gudauri had 127% growth in visitors since last year. Now developers plan a Radisson and a Sheraton hotel there. Malkhaz Kunelauri from the real estate company RED-CO told journalists that the first phase of the planned new hotels […]

17 percent more tourists so far in 2016

By | September 3rd, 2016|Categories: In brief|Tags: , , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–The economy minister on Friday summed up the summer tourism season in Georgia together with the head of the National Tourism Administration. According to Minister of Economy Dimitry Kumsishvili, 4,247,729 foreigners visited Georgia in the […]

Foreign tourists spend 450 laris a day in Adjara

By | August 29th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–A new report shows that foreign tourists spend 450 laris a day in Adjara, a Black Sea region of Georgia heavily reliant on tourism. Over a thousand tourists were asked about their stay as they left the country, and the results draws a picture […]

7% increase in visitors to Georgia in 2015

By | January 3rd, 2016|Categories: Economy|Tags: , |

Bakuriani skiing resort. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The steady increase in visitors continued in December, with seven percent more people arriving last month, compared to the same period in 2014. In the year as a whole, there was also a seven percent increase, according to a new monthly report […]

Number of Tourists declined in Jan-Feb, 2015: MIA

By | March 3rd, 2015|Categories: In brief|Tags: |

Border with Azerbaijan (DFWatch) Tbilisi, DFWatch – In the wake of tightening visa regulations by the Geoorgian government and crisis in Ukraine, the latest data released by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia showed decline in numbers of tourists and overall visitors in Georgia. However, according to the same data, number of the transit visitors increased.  […]

Georgia had 8 percent increase in visitors in March

By | April 4th, 2014|Categories: Economy, News|Tags: |

10% more tourists visited Georgia in January-March 2014, compared to the year before. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia had an 8 percent increase in number of visitors in March, 2014, compared to the same period last year. There came 392,725 visitors in the third month of 2014, according to new monthly figures published by the Ministry of Internal Affairs. […]

Georgia listed as world’s fifth best tourism country

By | January 7th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Sioni, one of the travel destinations in Georgia. (Photo: Mari Nikuradze.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Rough Guides has listed Georgia as number five among the world’s top countries for tourism. Rough Guide is a travel guidebook owned by Penguin Random House. The publication has selected the best tourist countries for 2014, and Ethiopia is […]

15% more visitors to Georgia in September

By | October 5th, 2013|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–15.1 percent more visitors came to Georgia in September 2013 compared to same period last year. According to Interior Ministry, 507 082 persons visited the country in September, while 4 075 600 visitors came to Georgia in the first nine months of the […]

Georgia had 28% more visitors in August compared to ’12

By | September 12th, 2013|Categories: Economy, News|Tags: |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia had 28.2 percent more visitors in August 2013 compared to the same period in 2012, according to the Interior Ministry. The ministry every month publishes data about visitors. There are three categories of visitors: tourists, transit travel […]

Georgia had 26% more tourists so far in 2013

By | August 13th, 2013|Categories: Economy, News|Tags: |

The Black Sea coast is a popular destination in summer. Here Ganmukhuri. TBILISI, DFWatch–The number of people who visited Georgia has increased by 26 percent in the first seven months of 2013 compared to the same period last year. Giorgi Sigua, Chairman of the National Tourism Administration, said at a briefing that in the first seven […]

Georgia received 56 percent more tourists in 2012

By | June 30th, 2013|Categories: Economy, News|Tags: |

4.4 million tourists visited Georgia in 2012; a 56 % increase. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The number of tourists grew by 56 percent in 2012, according to the National Tourism Administration. 4 389 256 tourists visited Georgia last year. In the period from January to May 2013, the number of tourists was 1 698 146, which is an increase of […]

57% of visitors to Georgia Jan-Mar 2013 were tourists

By | June 20th, 2013|Categories: Economy, News|Tags: |

Giorgi Sigua, head of Georgian National Tourism Administration. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–57 percent of foreigners who crossed the border into Georgia in first quarter of 2013 were tourists, according to the first result of a report conducted by the Georgian National Tourism Administration. Giorgi Sigua, head of the administration, said […]

Most visitors to Georgia come from neighboring countries

By | March 12th, 2013|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

Graph showing number of visitors to Georgia 2006-2013. (Ministry of Internal Affairs.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The majority of foreign visitors to Georgia in 2013 came from Turkey, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Russia, Ukraine and Iran. As there is no mechanism to categorize people crossing the border of the country, the government provides general information about […]

More visitors to Georgia, but are they tourists?

By | August 7th, 2012|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – The monthly number of visitors to Georgia continues to increase. The small country noted a 54 percent growth of visitors during the first seven months of 2012, compared to the same period last year. 2 211 201 foreigners visited Georgia in this […]

How tourists see Georgia and what they expect

By | July 23rd, 2012|Categories: Society|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Luis from Ecuador has been traveling for seven years around the world. This time he stops in Georgia for a while. He hadn’t heard much about this country, but stopped by here on his way to somewhere else. Then he decided to stay for several weeks. […]

Agriculture and tourism failing: new report

By | June 30th, 2012|Categories: Economy, News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch – A new report shows that President Saakashvili turned his back on Georgian farmers in order to develop tourism, but the strategy failed. Six out of ten employed persons in Georgia are self-employed. More than 50 percent are employed in agriculture, […]

Growth continues in visitors to Georgia

By | June 3rd, 2012|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – The number of visitors to Georgia is increasing. The latest figures from the Interior Ministry show that the number of foreigners who visited Georgia in the first five months of 2012 was half of what it was during all of 2011. 2 822 363 persons […]

Visa-free Georgia records flood of visitors

By | May 1st, 2012|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – In first four months of 2012, 61 per cent more people came to Georgia, compared to the same period the previous year. 978 521 person visited Georgia between January and April this year, according to the Interior Ministry. Over three hundred thousand […]

40 % growth in visitors to Georgia

By | April 3rd, 2012|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – The number of visitors to Georgia in the first quarter of 2012 was 680 000. This is a 40 per cent increase compared to the same period last year. The new statistics were released by the Interior Ministry on April 2 and is based on data from custom’s […]

Iranian visitors to Georgia increase most

By | March 2nd, 2012|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – The former Soviet republic of Georgia is seeing a steady increase in foreigners visiting. Iranians account for the highest growth in visits. According to the country’s Interior Ministry, 38.9% more foreigners arrived in Georgia in 2011, compared to […]

Georgia notes record number of visitors, but are they tourists?

By | February 9th, 2012|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Georgia recorded a record number of visitors entering the country in January 2012. According to data from the Border Guard Department and the National Administration of Tourism, 227 006 international travelers entered the country in January, which is 41% […]

Which ranking to choose?

By | December 2nd, 2011|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch - Prime Minister Nika Gilauri recently claimed that Georgia is number one tourism country in the South Caucasus region. But in a ranking of quality of life it gets 214th place, and in a personal safety ranking 215th. Mercer, the world's largest human resources consulting firm, has published its 2011 Quality of Living Worldwide [...]

PM: Tourism is booming

By | November 26th, 2011|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch - “Georgia is the main tourist country in the region and we will see better results in the next few years,” Nika Gilauri, Georgian Prime Minister told lawmakers Friday at a debate about a ’10 point plan’ recently announced by the government. Gilauri said the tourism sector has even better results to show than [...]