Tourist arrivals in Montenegro rise 7.3% y/y in Jan-Aug 2011.

By bne IntelliNews September 28, 2011
The number of foreign tourists visiting Montenegro, representing some 88% of all tourists in the country, increased by 8.7 % y/y to 967,827 in January-August, the statistics office reported. In August alone foreign tourist arrivals rose by 5.2% y/y to 403,955. The number of domestic tourists, however, declined by 1.5% y/y to 134,812 in the first eight months but increased by 6.3% y/y to 51,230 in August. The total number of tourists in the country reached 1,102,639 as of end-August, up by 7.3% y/y. The number of foreign overnight stays added 11.1% y/y to 6,578,412 in Jan-Aug and 13.5% y/y in August. The overnight stays of domestic tourists dropped by 2.4% y/y in the period Jan-Aug and rose by 19.8% in August alone.

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