Increase by Twelve Percent in Tourists Arrivals to Bosnia-Herzegovina in First Ten Months

In the period from January – October 2019, a total of  1,448,086 tourists arrivals were recorded, which represents the increase by 12.0 percent and 2,987,903 overnight stays which is increased by 10.6 percent as compared to the same period of 2018.

The number of domestic overnight stays increased by 8.1 percent and the number of foreign overnight stays increased by 11.5 percent as compared to the same period of 2018.

Domestic tourist’s share of a total number of overnight stays was 27.0 percent and foreign tourists’ share was 73.0 percent.

Concerning the structure of foreign tourist nights, most of them (59.7%) were realized by tourists from Croatia (11.5%), Serbia (8.0%), Saudi Arabia (7.1%), China (5.2%), Slovenia and Germany (each 5.1%), Italy (4.9%), Turkey (4.7%), United Arab Emirates (4.1%), and Poland (4.0%). Tourists from other countries realized 40.3% of tourist nights.

Regarding the average detention, on the first place comes Malta with an average stay of 4.7 nights, Kuwait with 3.4 nights, , Ireland with 3.2 nights and Iceland with 3.1 nights.

According to the type of accommodation facility, the highest number of nights was recorded in hotels and similar accommodation with a share of 92.2 percent, according to Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Agency for Statistics.


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