Bosnias Federation Jan-Aug foreign tourist arrivals up 14.7% y/y.

By bne IntelliNews October 18, 2012
The number of foreign tourists visiting Bosnias Federation in the first eight months of 2012 rose 14.7% on the year to 223,322, the Federations statistics office said in a statement. Foreign tourists spent 465,232 overnights in the Federation in Jan-Aug, up 12.3% on the year. The Federation makes up Bosnia and Herzegovina together with the Serb Republic. The overall number of tourists to the Federation rose 15.2% to 333,168 in the first eight months of the year, while the overall volume of overnights climbed 15.6% to 681,777. The number of domestic tourist in the Federation rose by an annual 16% to 109,846 over the period and the number of their overnights climbed 23.5% to 216,545. In August alone, the number of foreign tourists visiting the Federation increased 24.6% to 40,934 and the number of domestic ones jumped an annual 11.7% to 11,112. The Federations accommodation capacity, measured in terms of bed numbers, edged up 0.1% y/y to 16,940 in August when its gross utilisation rate was 24.2%.

Bosnias Federation Jan-Aug foreign tourist arrivals up 14.7% y/y.

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