SARAJEVO, January 15 (FENA) – The Sarajevo Canton in 2019 recorded 665.489 tourist visits, which is up by 16.8 percent compared to the same period in 2018, and 1.446.534 overnight stays, which is 22.8 percent more than in 2018.
Of the total number of tourists that visited the Sarajevo Canton in 2019, 87 percent were foreign nationals and 13 percent were domestic tourists. Of the total number of overnight stays, 88.5 percent were foreign tourists and 11.5 percent domestic.
Most tourists came from China (10 percent), Croatia (9 percent), Turkey (7.7 percent), Saudi Arabia (7 percent), United Arab Emirates (3.9 percent), Germany, Slovenia, Serbia, USA and Italy.
The highest increase in number of arrivals compared to the previous year was recorded by tourists from Saudi Arabia, with an increase of arrivals of 107.4 percent, Egypt, an increase of arrivals of 92.9 percent and China, with an increase of arrivals of 87.4 percent.
The highest increase in number of overnight stays compared to the previous year was recorded by tourists from China, with an increase by 136.9 percent, Saudi Arabia, with an increase in overnight stays by 94.6 percent, Egypt (81.0 percent), Hungary (64.6 percent) and Italy (54.4 percent).
Tourists from 174 countries visited the Sarajevo Canton in 2019, staying an average of 2.2 nights.