Serbian tourism up 5 percent

Published on December 31, 2013 9:51 am

A total of 2.04 million tourists visited Serbia from January to November 2013, or five percent more compared to the same period last year, released the Tourism Organization of Serbia based on the Statistical Office data.

The number of domestic guests – 1.9 million – accounting for 58 percent of the total number, remained at the same level as last year.

Serbia saw a 13 percent rise in international tourists, totaling 852,087.

The volume of overnight stays in 11 months of 2013 went up by one percent and reached 6.14 million, including 4.3 million by domestic guests – three percent less, 70% of the total number, and 1.83 million by foreign tourists, ten percent more.

Looking by the number of overnight stays, domestic guests spent most time in spa towns – 43 percent, followed by mountain resorts with 29 percent.

International tourists spent most time in Belgrade – 50 percent, followed by other tourist favorites with 20 percent.

Local tourists favored Vrnjacka Banja, with 503,142 overnight stays, which is a 17 percent rise against last year, followed by Zlatibor, Sokobanja and Belgrade.

Foreign tourists mostly visited Belgrade, with 918,848 overnight stays, nine percent more than before, followed by Novi Sad, Zlatibor and Vrnjacka Banja.

International tourists with the highest number of overnight stays came from Bosnia-Herzegovina -145,705, up by 4%, as well as from Montenegro, Russia, Slovenia and Germany.

Source eturbonews

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