BH TOURISM

Record Number of Tourists Visits recorded this August

A total of 125,728 tourists visited the FBiH in the month of August, which is by 14.1 % more in comparison to August 2016 and less than 0.1 % in July 2017. The share of domestic tourists is 14 %, and the share of foreign tourists amounted to 86 %.

The total number of tourist overnight stays in the month of August 2017 was 289,498, which is by 12 % more in comparison to August 2016 and 7 % more than in July 2017. The share of domestic tourists was 12.1 %, and the share of foreign tourists was 87.9 %.

According to the type of accommodation, the largest number of overnight stays was realized in the category of ‘hotels and similar accommodation’, with a total share of 89.8 %.

In the structure of overnight stays of foreign tourists, most of them were made by tourists from the United Arab Emirates (9.8 %), Saudi Arabia (9.2 %), Italy (8 %), Poland (6.7 %) and Turkey (6.4 %), which makes a total of 40.1 %. Tourists from other countries realized 59.9 % of recorded overnight stays.

The number of available beds in the month of August 2017 was 30,332, which is by 8.1 % more in comparison to August 2016.

The net utilization rate of beds for ‘hotels and similar accommodation’ in the FBiH amounted to 35.2 %, according to the Federal Bureau of Statistics.

(Source: ST)

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