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The Number of Foreign Tourists Increased by 12,9% in the First Semester

Written by: Bridgewest

The-number-of-Foreign-Tourists-Increased-by-12,9- in-The-First-Semester.jpgTourism industry in Georgia is an attractive business field for foreign investors who are interested in opening a company. Recently, the Georgian authorities announced that the number of foreign tourists who have visited the country in the first semester of 2016 increased by 12,9%. Our team of Georgian company formation representatives can offer an in-depth presentation on the procedure to register a new company in this field, but also on the main business permits needed in this industry. 

Tourism in Georgia in 2016 

The Georgian National Tourism Administration (GNTA) announced that the total number of foreign tourists increased by 12,9% in the first six months of the year, accounting for 2,636,313 persons. 
It is important to know that a total of 1,011,680 tourists spent more than 24 hours on the Georgian territory, which represents an increase of 18,1%, compared to the first six months of the previous year. 
When referring to the nationality of the tourists, GNTA presented the following situation: 
686,102 persons arrived from Azerbaijan (an increase of 18.1% compared to 2015);
629,754 were Turkish visitors (4% increase);
552,806 came from Armenia (14% increase). 
Other tourists arrived from Russia (15,6% increase) and Ukraine (26,3%). 
The top European nationalities from the European Union area, interested to travel to Georgia, were represented by the following: 
Latvians (up to 29% compared to 2015);
Italians (20% increase);
French (12%). 

Tourism industry in Georgia  

Businessmen who want to set up a company related to the tourism industry should know that the domain is very well developed here and offers interesting attractions to both local and foreign visitors. 
It is important to know that this field is rapidly growing in Georgia, as the country hosts a diverse environment, from semi-desert areas, to subtropical and alpine regions. 
Georgia has more than 12,000 historical and cultural monuments. The most important, which are also included in the UNESCO heritage, are the following: 
Mtskheta – the ancient capital of the country;
Bagrati Cathedral;
Gelati Monastery;
Usghuli village (highest settlement in Europe, located at 2,300 meters above the sea level). 
Businessmen interested in receiving more information on the procedures for opening a company in the tourism field can address to our team of company incorporation agents in Georgia