The number of tourists in Georgia increased by 44 percent
National Tourism Agency of the country has reported about increasing flow of tourists in Georgia by 44 percent. According to the "Business-Georgia", the number of guests visiting the country is close to a million. So, as of January-May 2011 Georgia was visited by 879,065 visitors, this is a 44 percent increase over the same period last year.
Leader in this sense are Turkey - 267 107, Azerbaijan - 243,346 visitors, the third is Armenia - 192 468. The number of Russian tourists visited Georgia during this period is 62,804 people, Ukrainian - 19 537.
The number of tourists from European countries, as compared to last yea,r increased by 44 percent - to 846,596 people.
There also was a 17 percent increase in the number of visitors from the United States - 8951, 25 per cent; the number of visitors from East Asia - 6635.