According to data published by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia, in September, the number of visitors arriving in Georgia for 24 hours or more, amounts to 420 390, which is 1.9 percent less than in the same period of the past year.
According to the Ministry, the total number of foreign visitors in September is 839 358, which is 3% more than in the same period of the last year.
Data released by the Ministry of Internal Affairs differs from statistics published by the National Tourism Administration, due to different methodologies.
According to the Tourism Administration, the number of international visitors in September of 2019 was 917 044 – 2.8% more than in the same period of the last year. The number of tourist visits increased by 0.6%.
According to Tourism Administration data, Russia (147 425) and Azerbaijan (145 482) were the leading countries in terms of the number of visitors to Georgia in September.