(MENAFN- AzerNews) The number of Georgian citizens' trips abroad significantly grew
from January through March 2023, Azernews reports.
This figure amounted to 585,800, up by 2.2 times on an annual
Most of the trips (46.3 percent) were made by citizens of the
31-50 age group.
The total number of tourist visits in the first quarter of this
year amounted to 255,400, which is 76.9 percent more than in the
first quarter of 2022.
The main destinations of visits by Georgian citizens were EU
countries (13.6 percent), Russia (6.8 percent), and Türkiye (5.8
Along with visiting acquaintances, the reasons for Georgian
citizens to travel abroad were shopping, professional or economic
The average number of nights spent during the visits of Georgian
citizens in the first quarter of 2023 was 6.1 nights, which is 5.4
percent less than in the same period of 2022. During this period,
Georgian citizens spent 372.5 million lari ($147 million)
Meanwhile, the average spending of each traveler from Georgia
amounted to just over 830.8 lari ($321.4), which is 37 percent less
than in the first quarter of 2022. The main items of expenditure
were shopping, food, and accommodation.
In 2022, 5.4 million international travelers visited Georgia,
which is 188.5 percent more than in 2021. These figures have
recovered by 58 percent compared to the pre-COVID-19 pandemic
period. Georgia's revenue from international travelers in 2022
amounted to more than $3.5 billion, which is 182.4 percent more
than in 2021.
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