LESS ARMENIANS CHOOSE AJARIA AS HOLIDAY DESTINATION
The number of Armenians choosing Georgia’s autonomous region of
Ajaria on the Black Sea coast as their summer holiday destination
has declined this year by 13 percent from a year ago.
Overall, about 7,000 Armenians have spent part of their holidays in
Ajaria. Nevertheless, the aggregate number of people visiting this
region has increased 29 percent to almost 91,000 people.
According to Ajaria’s government tourism department, the share of
foreigners in general rose 18 percent to 26,000 people.
The majority of foreigners, almost 9,000 people, were from Turkey,
who made 33.4 percent, they were followed by Armenians, who made 26
percent, Azerbaijanis (2000 people) or 7 percent and 1,800 Israelis
or 7 percent.
The number of Turkish and Azeri visitors also decreased against same
time span last year, but that of Israel rose.