Nearly 26.892 tourists visited Bosnia and Herzegovina in March this year, which is 62.5 percent less than in February, a month preceding economic hardship caused by the coronavirus pandemic, and compared to March last year the number of tourists decreased by 71.9 percent, according to Fena news agency.
Tourists realized 67.868 overnight stays, which is 60.1 percent less than in February and 65.7 percent less than in March last year. The share of domestic tourists in the total number of overnight stays is 46.4 percent, and foreign tourists 53.6 percent.
The number of overnight stays of domestic tourists is lower by 45.7 percent compared to February this year and lower by 52.4 percent compared to March last year. The number of overnight stays of foreign tourists decreased by 67.5 percent compared to February and by 72.4 percent lower compared to March last year.
The total number of tourist arrivals in March 2020 in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina entity was 16,186, which is 75 percent less than in March 2019 and 63.1 percent less than in February 2020.
The share of domestic tourists is 40.3 percent, and that of foreign tourists is 59.7 percent. The total number of tourist nights in the FBiH in March 2020 amounted to 31,881, which is 72.6 percent less than in March 2019 and 61.2 percent less than in February 2020.
The share of domestic tourists is 40.1, and foreign tourists 59.9 percent, according to data from the Federal Bureau of Statistics.
By type of accommodation facility, the largest number of overnight stays was realized under the category ‘Hotels and similar accommodation’, with a share of 92.4 percent.
In the structure of overnight stays of foreign tourists, the greatest number of overnight stays were recorded by tourists from Croatia (16.6 percent), Serbia (8.9 percent), Turkey (6.3 percent), Northern Macedonia (5.2 percent) and Germany (4.4 percent). ), which is a total of 41.4 percent. Tourists from other countries accounted for 58.6 percent of overnight stays.