Bosnias Federation Jan-Oct foreign tourist arrivals up 15% y/y.

By bne IntelliNews November 30, 2012
The number of foreign tourists visiting Bosnias Muslim-Croat Federation saw a 15% y/y growth to 300,877 in January-October, the statistics office said in a statement. Foreign tourists overnight stays also climbed over the period by 12.8% to 615,464. The overall number of domestic and foreign tourists in Bosnias biggest entity increased by an annual 14% in the first ten months of the year to 438,332. In October alone, the number of foreign tourists in the Federation climbed 9.4% y/y to 32,900, while foreign tourist overnights went up 7% y/y to 59,450. Octobers overall number of tourists recorded a slower annual growth of 6.3% as the number of domestic tourists edged down 0.8% y/y to 13,274. Most tourists in the first ten months of 2012 came from Croatia (16.2% share in total), Turkey (9.8%), Slovenia (8.5%), Poland (8.5%) and Italy (6.8%). The Federations accommodation capacity, measured in terms of bed numbers, fell by 8.9% on the year to 15,403 in October when its gross utilisation rate was 18%.
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