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Domestic tourism begins in Georgia


Domestic tourism resumes today in Georgia, while the country will open its doors to international tourists on July 1.

Railway travel also resumes today. Georgian Railway officials say the company is ready to ensure the safe transportation of passengers and to implement the regulations imposed by the Ministry of Health of Georgia.

The statistics published by the National Statistics Office of Georgia (Geostat) said that 51 per cent of 992,900 domestic travellers visited friends and relatives in 2019 when travelling inside their home country.

The majority of the visits came from Tbilisi (average 286,900 visits per month) and Imereti region (208,000 visits per month).

Overall 992,900 Georgian resident visitors aged 15 years and older made on average 1.2 million visits per month on the territory of Georgia in 2019. The number of visitors increased by 8.6 per cent year-on-year.

In the reporting period the monthly average number of tourist visits of Georgian residents amounted to 530,700, which is 10.3 per cent higher compared to 2018.

In 2019 the monthly average expenditure during the visits equalled 153.5 million GEL. This is six per cent higher than in 2018. As for the average expenditure per visit decreased by 3 GEL and equalled 129.3 GEL.

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