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Significant Decrease in Number of Tourists in Bosnia in February

In February 2021, there were 52,948 tourist arrivals in Bosnia and Hercegovina which represent an increase by 7.6% as compared to January 2020 and a decrease by 26.4% as compared to February 2020. Tourists apent 120,723 overnight stays which represent a decrease by 0.9% as compared to January 2020 and a decrease by 29.1% as compared to February 2020. Domestic tourists’ share of the total number of overnight stays was 56.0% and foreign tourists’ share was 44.0%, according to data from BH Agency for Statistics. 

The number of overnight stays by domestic tourists decreased by 11.4% as compared to January 2020 and increased by 16.2% as compared to February 2020. Foreign tourists spent 16.7% more overnight stays as compared to January 2020 and decreased by 52.7% as compared to February 2020. 

Concerning the structure of foreign overnight stays in February 2021, the most of them (76.1%) were realised by tourists from: Serbia (40.2%), Croatia (20.5%), Slovenia (7.7%), Montenegro (4.7%) and United Arab Emirates (3.3%). Tourists from other countries realized 23.9% of tourist nights. 

Regarding the average detention of foreign tourist stays in our country on the first place comes: Finland with an average stay 10.1 nights, Portugal with 8.4 nights, Canada with 7.9 nights, Greece with 5.5 nights and Israel with 5.0 nights. 

Available rooms, apartments and camping sites for tourists in Bosnia and Herzegovina in February 2021 amounted to 15.976 which is 14.4% decrease compared to February 2020. Number of available beds was 34.410 beds, which is decrease by 13.5%, compared to the same month of 2020. 

In February 2021, in the activity – Hotels and similar accommodation, number of rooms and apartments available to tourists amounted to 14.751, which is an decrease of 12.0% compared to February 2020., and number of available beds amounted to 30,620 which is an decrease of 11.0%, compared to the same month of the previous year. 

Net occupancy rate of rooms was 16.8% and permanent beds it was 13.4% in January 2021 , while in February 2020, net occupancy rate of rooms was 18.8% and of permanent beds 15.5%. 

According to the type of accommodation facility the highest number of nights was recorded in hotels and similar accommodation with share of 98.0% 

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