International tourism revenue up 250.4% in May

Georgia received $258 million from international tourist visits in May 2022, up 250.4 percent from the same month last year, the Georgian National Tourism Administration said on Friday.

According to the GNTA, international tourism revenue also rose by 95.6% compared to pre-pandemic 2019.

In the first five months of 2022, international tourism revenue reached $840 million, up 374.5% from last year and 75.3% from before the 2019 pandemic.

Georgia received 359,238 international travelers last month, up 49.7% from before the 2019 pandemic and up 228.5% from last year.

This number includes 264,327 tourist visits, representing a 62.3 percent recovery over the same period in 2019 and a 173.9 percent increase over the same period last year.

In the first five months of 2022, international travelers made 1,180,034 visits to Georgia, which is 257.8% more than in the same period last year and 39.5% more than in 2019.

During the same period, the number of tourist visits was 906,670, according to GNTA, up 213.8% year-on-year and up 54.8% from January-May 2019.

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