Head of the Georgian National Tourist Board said that nearly six million foreign tourists visited Georgia in the past eight months, up 12.2 percent from the same period in 2017.
The number of foreign tourists who stayed in Georgia for more than three days was more than 3 million and 200 thousand people, up 19.3 percent year-on-year in 2017, according to Georgian news agency Georgian News Agency. had .
He added that in August 2018 more than one million foreign tourists traveled to Georgia, which is 10% more than in the same period last year.
According to the head of the Georgian National Tourism Administration, in the first three months of 2018, foreign tourism earned $ 551 million, up 29.4% from 2017.
The share of tourism in Georgia’s GDP in the first quarter of this year was 6.8%.
The National Tourist Board has estimated that a total of 8.5 million foreign tourists will arrive in Georgia this year and will earn $ 3 billion in revenue.
The agency, the number of foreign tourists that traveled to the country in 2017, was seven million and 555 thousand people, with revenue of $ 2.7 billion.
Georgia with an area of 69.7 thousand square kilometers and a population of three million and 718 thousand is one of the three countries of the South Caucasus region.
Natural attractions, forests and lush mountainous areas, and the inclusion of a part of this country on the Black Sea coast, has provided good conditions for tourism development.
Georgia has no natural reserves and its government is paying special attention to the development of tourism to attract foreign tourists. In recent years, the government has had positive results in delivering tourism services of high quality and affordable prices.