Foreign tourist arrivals to Bosnia up 18.7% y/y in September 2012.

By bne IntelliNews November 27, 2012
The number of foreign tourists visiting Bosnia increased by 18.7% on the year to 54,563 in September 2012 as the annual growth eased from 19.8% in August, the statistical office said in a statement. In monthly terms, the figure was 5.3% higher in September, while a month earlier it declined by 3.4%. The total number of tourist arrivals, including domestic tourists, climbed 9.6% y/y to 82,428 in September, well below the 15.4% annual hike in August. The number of foreign tourists overnights jumped 18.8% y/y to 111,686 in September but declined 10.3% on the month. In September, foreign tourists overnight stays represented 61% of total tourists overnights (181,282). In Jan-Sep 2012, Bosnia was visited by 349,702 foreign tourists, or by 13% more than in the year-ago period. Foreigners spent 750,835 overnights in Jan-Sep, up by 12.4% on the year. Bosnia was mainly visited by tourists from Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey, Poland and Italy as tourists from these countries accounted for 57% of total tourist arrivals and 56% of total overnights in the first nine months of 2012.

Foreign tourist arrivals to Bosnia up 18.7% y/y in September 2012.

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