Foreign Credit Card Transactions at $2.2 bln in 2017

Foreign Credit Card Transactions at $2.2 bln in 2017
08 January 2018

Foreign Credit Card Transactions at $2.2 bln in 2017

The overall amount of income received from international tourism amounted to $2.2 billion, in the 1st to 3rd quarters of 2017, the National Tourism Administration reports, $489 million more than the previous year. Transactions from foreign credit cards made by international tourists in January-November 2017 totaled GEL 1,927.566, which is 30.3 % higher than the same period of 2016.

Promotional activities aimed at introducing Georgia’s tourism potential and attracting new visitors to the country in 2017, comprised of participating at 21 international tourism exhibitions, online marketing campaigns in 19 targeted countries, and marketing campaigns on BBC, Euronews, and Discovery. Georgia last year also found itself in the spotlight of National Geographic, Forbes, Le Monde, The Guardian, Observer, Elle, Conde Nast, Huffington Post, Vogue and more. 99 international press tours were organized, seeing 683 media representatives visiting the country. Further, 14 informational tours were organized for 239 tour operators.

Nino Gugunishvili

Georgia Today