In December 2017 tourists realized 82,842 tourist arrivals in Bosnia and Hercegovina which represent the increase by 10.9% as compared to November 2017 and increase by 12.9% as compared to December 2016. Tourists realized 153,580 tourist nights which represent the increase by 3.8% as compared to November 2017 and increase by 11.0% as compared to December 2016. Domestic tourists share of total number of overnight stays was 40.4% and foreign tourists share was 59.6%.
The number of domestic tourist nights increased by 13.5% as compared to November 2017 and increased by 3.2% as compared to December 2016. Foreign tourist nights decreased by 1.9% as compared to November 2017 and increased by 17.0% as compared to December 2016.
Concerning the structure of foreign tourist nights in December 2017, the most of them (65.2%) were realised by tourists from: Croatia (26.4%), Serbia (12.8%), Slovenia (9.3%), UAE (4.7%), Turkey (4.4%), Germany (4.0%) and Austria (3.6%) and. Tourists from other countries realized 34.8% of tourist nights.
Regarding the average detention of foreign tourist stays in our country on the first place is Iran with an average stay by 10.1 nights, Estonia 4.3 nights, Kuwait 3.7 nights, Qatar 3.4 nights, Israel 3.3 nights and Romania 3.1 nights.
Available rooms, apartments and camping sites for tourists in Bosnia and Herzegovina in December 2017 amounted to 18,132, which is 8.2% increase compared to December 2016. The number of available beds was 38,333 beds, which is an increase by 8.7%, compared to the same month of 2016.
In December 2017, in the activity – Hotels and similar accommodation, number of rooms and apartments available to tourists amounted to 16,237, which is an increase of 7,5% compared to December 2016., and number of available beds amounted to 33,084 which is an increase by 8.1%, compared to the same month of the previous year.
The net occupancy rate of permanent beds was 13.6%.
According to the type of accommodation facilities, the highest number of nights was recorded in Hotels and similar accommodation with a share of 92.3%.