Industry Overview

Georgia's Tourism Sector - Inspiring Success

• One of the fastest growing sectors in Georgia

• Steady growth despite volatility in international and regional economy

• Georgia’s tourism agency’s marketing campaigns in Eastern and Western Europe and China attract more high-spending visitors from those regions

• Tourism will remain a significant contributor to Georgia’s external financing inflows

• Georgia’s tourism policy is aimed at attracting more high-yielding visitors


Industry Specific Data (2016)
Tourism sector makes up 5.97 % of the country GDP
People employed in tourism  - 179.000
Number of international travelers: 4 247 735
The same period last year: 3 925 654
Increase over the same period last year: 8.2%
Top 5 countries by the number of arrivals: Azerbaijan (1 039 450), Armenia (943 209), Turkey (868 703), Russia (712 856), Ukraine (115 985)