Almost a million and a half tourists have visited Georgia for 7 months
On the eve in Georgia there were released data on the number of tourists visiting the country for the first seven months of 2011. As reported by the "Georgia-News" referring to the National Tourism Agency, the number of foreign visitors of Sakartvelo during the reporting period increased by 45 percent over the same period a year earlier, reaching the 1 million 444 thousand 299 people.
481 501 people of this number were European tourists. This is a 39 percent more over the same period last year. The number of visitors from the CIS countries amounted to 897 616 people (46 percent compared with January-July 2010). 15 360 Americans have visited Georgia - 25 percent more than a year earlier.
During the reporting period, the number of Russian tourists rose by 50 percent, reaching 131 655 people. 30 968 Ukraines have visited Georgia - 23 percent more than in January-July 2010.