Record number of tourists visit Georgia in June since the beginning of pandemic
In June 2021, a record number of tourists visited Georgia since the start of the pandemic – 146,600 foreign guests have come to the country.
This is 287% more than in June last year when the country was almost completely closed to visitors.
However, despite this growth, Georgia has not yet come close to the pre-pandemic level of tourism – in June 2019, 80% more visitors arrived in Georgia compared to June this year.
77% of visitors this year arrived in Georgia by air, according to the National Tourism Administration.
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Statistics show that most of the visitors in June came from Turkey as well as Israel, Ukraine, Russia and Armenia.
In 2020, tourism revenues in Georgia decreased by 80% and the country thus lost $ 2.7 billion compared to 2019. In the first five months of 2021, Georgia earned only $177 million from tourism.