Tourist arrivals to Bosnia rise 4.6% y/y in October 2011 .

By bne IntelliNews January 11, 2012
The number of tourists visiting Bosnia increased by 4.6% on the year to 66,083 in October after rising by an annual 9.1% in September, the countrys statistics office said. On a monthly basis, tourist arrivals to Bosnia fell 12% in October after rising 18.7% in September, the office said in a statement. The number of domestic tourists rose by a yearly 2.9% to 26,884, while the number of foreign tourists climbed 5.8% on the year to 39,199 in October. A total of 594,548 tourists visited Bosnia in the first ten months of 2011, up 4.9% on the year. In October alone, tourist overnights rose by 6.1% on the year to 141,900 after jumping by an annual 9.2% in September. In October, domestic tourists spent 62,607 overnights, up 7% on the year, while foreign tourists spent 79,293 overnights, up by an annual 5.1%. Total overnights in January-October climbed 5.9% y/y to 1.32 million. Tourists from Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Italy and Turkey accounted for the largest share of tourist arrivals and overnights in the first ten months of last year. Bosnia and Herzegovina is divided into two autonomous parts a Muslim-Croat Federation and a Serb Republic.

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