21,75 % increase of tourists was recorded in March in Ajara21 April 2016
According to the statistics of Department of Tourism and Resorts of Ajara A.R an increase by 21, 75 % of tourists was recorded in Ajara in March compared to the same period of last year. 16 905 tourists including 11 914 foreign and 4 991 local tourists have visited the region last year.
As for the quarterly data, in January-March period number of incoming tourists is increased by 5, 55% compared to the same period last year which includes 27 264 foreign and 13 422 local tourists. Statistics of Department of Tourism and Resorts of Ajara is based on the accommodation facilities registered only in Ajara.
According to boarder data positive tendency of increase of international visitors is observed in Batumi International Airport. In March of recent year 48% increase of foreign tourists in Batumi International Airport was recorded compared to the same period last year. The special increase is observed among the tourists incoming from Israel. Last month 22 times more Israeli tourists entered Batumi International Airport compared to March 2015.
As for the Sarpi checkpoint here 10% increase of foreign tourists was recorded. The special increase is observed in visitors incoming from Iran which is increased by 21 times compared to the same period last year.