In 2020, there were 1 010 economic entities working in hotel services in Georgia which owned 1 054 hotels and hotel-type enterprises (including local units and branches). This figure is 37.3 percent lower than in 2019, - reads the report published by the National Statistic Office of Georgia.
According to the report, in 2020, hotels and hotel enterprises served 1 344.7 thousand guests, which is 66.5 percent lower than the corresponding figure of the previous year. 30.6 percent of the guests were foreigners.
“Most of them (16.0 percent) were Russian citizens, which is 87.6 percent lower than in 2019. Most of the guests from the EU countries were citizens of Germany (3.1 percent of foreign guests) while the majority of guests from other countries were citizens of Ukraine (10.3 percent of foreign guests) and Israel (9.7 percent of foreign guests)”, reads the report.
In 2020, hotels and hotel-type enterprises in Georgia mostly had foreign guests for holiday and recreation (66.2 percent).
The majority of foreign guests staying in hotels and hotel-type enterprises with the main purpose of holiday and recreation were Russian and Israel nationals (22.3 and 12.3 percent). The chart below shows the distribution of the number of foreign guests in hotels and hotel-type enterprises for this purpose by countries.
“99.2 percent of hotels and hotel-type enterprises were privately owned and 0.8 percent stateowned. In 2020, the total area of the hotels and hotel-type enterprises in Georgia was 1 826.5 thousand square meters, which is 19.6 percent less than in 2019. Out of which it was leased 53.4 thousand square meters, and the living area of all rooms was 833.8 thousand square meters, which is 19.5 percent less than in the previous year. In 2020, the total number of places in hotels and hotel-type enterprises was 57.9 thousand, which is 24.1 percent lower than the same indicator of the previous year. The total number of rooms decreased by 23.4 percent and equaled to 26.9 thousand.