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.
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