July 8 when Russia’s travel ban was lunched
, 145,748 Russian citizens have crossed the Russian-Georgian border which is
13, 7% less than in the same period of 2018, a study conducted by TBC Research
135,938 of them arrived in the country by road which is 6, 4% more than in the same period of 2018.
There are no exact data on how many of these visitors are tourists and how many transit travelers given that a lot of Russian citizens travel to Armenia through Georgia.
TBC Research shows that despite the travel ban, Georgia’s tourism sector keeps growing although at a slower pace and expects a 5% growth in 2019 as the number of tourists from other countries has increased and a decline in the number of guests from Russia turned out to be less than expected.
no official statistics yet, the National Tourism Administration is supposed to
publish its data in the coming days.