The FINANCIAL — In the I quarter of 2019, the number of arrivals of international non-resident travellers in the territory of Georgia equaled 1.6 million, which is 2.2 percent higher compared to the previous year.
Most of the incomes, 47.4 percent, were made by travellers of 31-50 age groups.
The number of visits by international visitors from above-mentioned number made up 1.3 million, which is 1.1 percent higher compared to 2018
In the I quarter of 2019 the number of international visitors equaled to 1.0 million that is 1.7 percent higher compared to the previous year. International visitors have made 0.9 million tourist-type visits, which is 5.1 percent higher compared to the previous year.
67.7 percent of international visitors were only tourists . The share of excursionists amounted to 26.3 percent, while 6.0 percent of visitors were both tourists and travellers.
In I quarter of 2019 the largest number of visitors (222.7 thousand visitors) was from the Russian Federation, which amounts to 21.4 percent of total number of visitors and is 24.3 percent increase compared to 2018.
The largest number of visits, 292.9 thousand, comes on the citizens of Azerbaijan that is 3.0 percent higher compared to the previous year.
The majority of visitors (48.0 percent) belonged to the age group of 31-50 years. The number of women equaled to 34.8 percent of the total number of visitors.
In I quarter of 2019, the purpose of the majority of visits (35.8 percent) was holiday, leisure and recreation.
The majority of visits comes on Tbilisi and Kvemo Kartli, 670.1 thousands and 273.0 thousands accordingly In I quarter of 2019 the average number of nights spent during the visits equaled to 3.7 nights, which is 14.4 percent decrease than the figure indicated in I quarter of 2018 (4.3 nights).
79.5 percent of visits was repeating visit.
The expenditures during the visits made in I quarter of 2019 equaled to 1.2 billion GEL, which is 15.2 percent decrease compared to the previous year.
Average expenditure on the visit decreased by 16.1 percent compared to the previous year and amounted to 889.7 GEL.