Georgia works to improve the tourism statistics methodology

National Tourism Administration works to improve the tourism statistics methodology.

According to the agency’s Chairman Giorgi Sigua, while conducting the accounting of international travellers, National Tourism Administration has been always guided by recommendations of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), clearly delimiting different concepts, such as international traveller, visitor, and tourist.

The statistics, published by National Tourism Administration, received from the information center of the Information and Analysis Department at the Ministry of Internal Affairs, is the dynamics for international travellers and not tourists. However, the number of tourists can be also identified. For instance, last year their number amounted to 41% from the total number of travellers – 1,789,592 people.

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