Tourism statistics of Ajara (August)9 September 2015
According to statistics provided by the registered accommodation facilities of Ajara, 2% increase in tourists was recorded in August 2015 compared to the same period last year.
According to statistics provided by the Department of Tourism of Ajara, from January to August 2015 (8 months) compared to the same period last year, accommodation facilities recorded an increase of tourists by 3%. The following target countries are among leaders in the number of incoming tourists: Turkey (1%), Azerbaijan (1.6%), Russia (1.1%), Ukraine (1.2%), Armenia (0.1%) , Poland (2.7%), Israel (1.3%), Belarus (2.8%), Kazakhstan (7.1%), Lithuania (3.2%).
It should be noted that this year, in comparison with the same period last year, the number of accommodation facilities has been increased significantly. Particularly, in the period of January-August 2015, 16 new hotels (686 rooms, 1200 beds) were built in the region. At this stage, a complete list of the registered accommodation facilities and market research of foreign tourists is being prepared.
As for the national statistics, according to the analytical department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the state border of Georgia was crossed by 852,337 foreign tourists, which is 10% more than the same period last year. Among the tourists visiting the country, the number of those who stayed in the country for more than 24 hours, increased by 2% compared with August last year.