Over a million foreign tourists visited Serbia in 2016

Director of the Serbian Tourist Board, Marija Labovic said that she expected for the total number of tourists to have visited Serbia in 2016 exceed 2.7 million which is a 10% increase compared to 2015.

She also said that, out of the said number, 55% are Serbian tourists and approximately 45% are foreign. “If we look back at the upwards trend of visiting tourists that has been going on for the entire 2016, and the 12% increase in the number of guests in the first ten months of this year, we are confident that we are going to end 2016 on a very positive note”, Labovic elaborated.

According to her, the increase in number of foreign tourists also resulted in a higher foreign currency tourism revenue, and more money for the Serbian budget from tourism, which has become an industry with a great future.

“The foreign currency tourism revenue in 2016 will exceed 1 billion Euros, which is a 12% hike relative to 2015. From January to November 2016, over 2.5 million tourists stayed in Serbia which is, again, a 13% increase compared to the same period in 2015”, Labovic added.

There were 1.3 million of Serbian tourists (a 13% increase), and 1.2 million of foreign tourists, which is also a 13% increase relative to the period January – November 2015.

(Kurir, 04.01.2017)


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