October tourism statistics of Ajara10 November 2015
According to statistics provided by the Department of Tourism of Ajara, accommodation facilities registered in Ajara have recorded an increase of tourists by 1.95% in October 2015 compared to the same period last year.
As for the period of January-October 2015 (10 months), compared to the same period last year, 2,78% increase was recorded in the number of incoming tourists .The positive growth is observed particularly among foreign visitors entering the country via the Batumi International Airport. In October 2015, the Batumi airport has recorded 5509 foreign visitors, which is 46% more than the same period last year. The top five countries as per the number of incoming tourists stay the same: Israel, Belarus, Ukraine, Russia and Turkey. Israel stands out among them showing a three fold increase, as a result of implementing additional charter flights.
Based on statistics of the Batumi International Airport as of January-October 2015 compared with the same period last year, the number of foreign passengers has increased by 14% with a total of 70176 passengers.