In the period from January – August 2019 tourists realized 1,112,026 tourists arrivals which represent the increase by 11.5% and 2,332,753 overnight stays which is increased by 9.9% as compared to the same period of 2018, according to data from BiH’s Agency for Statistics.
The number of domestic tourist nights increased by 7.1% and the number of foreign tourist nights increased by 11.0% as compared to the same period of 2018. Domestic tourist’s share of total number of overnight stays was 27.2% and foreign tourists’ share was 72.8%.
Concerning the structure of foreign tourist nights, most of them (61.0%) were realised by tourists from Croatia (11.9%), Serbia (8.3%), Saudi Arabia (8.2%), Slovenia (5.0%), Italy (4.9%), United Arab Emirates (4.8%), Germany (4.7%), Turkey (4.6%), China (4.5) and Poland (4.1%). Tourists from other countries realized 39.0% of tourist nights.
Regarding the average detention of foreign tourist stays, on the first place comes Malta with an average stay of 4.4 nights, Island with 3.5 nights, Kuwait with 3.4 nights, Ireland with 3.1 nights and the United Arab Emirates with 3.0 nights.
According to the type of accommodation facility the highest number of nights was recorded in Hotels and similar accommodation with share of 92.1%.