Periodic issues
Monthly Tourism Update (December, 2023)
Monthly Tourism Update (December, 2023)
  • In Q1-Q3 of 2023, the number of outbound visits made by Georgian residents reached 1.6 million, marking a 42% rise compared to Q1-Q3 of 2022. Notably, the number of outbound visits almost recovered to the pre-pandemic level, reaching 95% of the corresponding period of 2019.
  • In Q1-Q3 of 2023, a significant proportion of outbound visitors chose Türkiye (44%) as their destination, followed by the EU (15%), Armenia (15%), and Russia (12%). Throughout Q1-Q3 of 2023, the number of visits to Russia was the most pronounced since Q2, following Russia’s decision to reinstate the visa-free regime for Georgian citizens and lifting the flight ban in May 2023.
  • The expenditure of outbound visitors in Q1-Q3 of 2023 reached GEL 1.5 billion, which is 6% lower than in Q1-Q3 of 2019. A shift in expenditure distribution was observed in the covered period, with a significant increase in the share spent on shopping (+10 pp) and a decline in the share assigned to food and drink (-6 pp).