Georgia has the fastest growth in the tourism industry in Europe. The data is published by the UN World Tourism Organization. Among other, Bloomberg has also published an article about the data, but the good thing is that Georgia stands on the second place after San-Marino. Among ten fastest growing tourist destinations three countries are from the South Caucasus. The list also includes Azerbaijan (7th place) and Armenia (10th place) as well.
The data from the UNWTO refers to 2017 and tells
about tourism tendencies in the mentioned countries.
So what does Bloomberg say about Georgia?
Author of the article Nikki Ekstein says that Georgia is next on the lips of serious globetrotters.
Indeed, the number of tourists increases gradually, year by year and Georgian Journal has written about it many times.
“To many industry insiders, including Marchant, this next-big-thing seemed to come out of nowhere.
“Admittedly this is a country where we didn’t expect to see such a surge this year, but once you look behind the surface, it makes sense,” he says. Why? “As culinary adventures become an increasingly prevalent catalyst for travel, Georgia’s historic cuisine is offering the perfect excuse to visit this untouched corner of Europe.” Add a batch of ultra-cool hotels, bars, and restaurants in the capital of Tbilisi and you’ll see what all the fuss is about” – says the author Nikki Ekstein.
Georgian culture, folklore, nature, cultural heritage remains and culinary tourism is what lures tourists to Georgia.