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Armenian tourists almost outsmart Saudi nationals in spending money in Georgia

Caucasus (bbabo.net), - Armenia entered the top ten countries whose citizens spent the most during their holidays in Georgia last year. This was reported today, January 23, by the Armenian media with reference to the data of the National Bank of Georgia.

“Armenian tourists spent $156.1 million in Georgia in 2022,” the financial regulator reports.

Russia became the leader in this rating, its citizens accounted for a quarter of all Georgia's income - $ 896.5 million. In second place in terms of spending ($ 399.3 million) were citizens of Turkey. In third place with $ 333.2 million are residents of the EU countries.

The top five includes citizens of Ukraine ($282.3 million) and Israel ($270.5 million). This is followed by visitors from Belarus ($253.4 million), Saudi Arabia ($159.8 million). On the eighth line are the citizens of Armenia.

In general, Georgia's income from foreign tourists in 2022 amounted to more than $ 3 billion 517 million. Thus, the previous historical record set in the pre-pandemic 2019 ($ 3.3 billion) was broken.

Last week, it became known that the volume of money transfers to Georgian commercial banks using electronic systems in 2022 increased by 86.1% compared to 2021 and amounted to more than $4.372 billion, which is a historical maximum. Russia remains the leader in terms of money transfers to Georgia.

Armenian tourists almost outsmart Saudi nationals in spending money in Georgia