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Ajara Tourism Statistics 2015

Ajara Tourism Statistics 2015

12 January 2016

According to statistics provided by the Department of Tourism of Ajara, accommodation facilities registered in Ajara have recorded an increase of tourists by 2.78 % which implies 443 667 visitors including 265 492 foreign tourists and 178 175 domestic tourists which means 1.7%- increase of foreign and 4.4% domestic tourists compared to the same period in 2015.

According to the countries the countries from which most tourists visited the region in 2015 was revealed. the first top five was unchanged during the year and it looks as follows: Turkey +1,2 (78 633), Azerbaijan +0,2 (47 821) , Russia +1,6 (31 827) , Ukraine +1,5 (24 587) and Armenia +0,7 (21 193).

The positive growth is observed particularly among foreign visitors entering the country via the Batumi International Airport. In 2015, the Batumi airport has recorded 18% increase of tourists compared to 2014 (77 447 foreign visitors). According to the visitors entering the country the first top six countries can be revealed: Ukraine 18 830, Russia 16 076, Turkey 10 244, Israel 9 888, Belarus 6 776 and Poland 5 428.

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