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Number of tourists in BiH up 11.6 pct year-on-year in January
Last Updated: 2017-03-21 10:06 | Xinhua
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Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) received 55,318 tourists in January 2017, an increase of 11.6 percent year-on-year, figures from BiH's Agency for Statistics showed on Monday.

There were 124,527 overnight stays during the period, a 9.9 percent increase year-on-year, according to the data.

Of the overall number of recorded overnight stays, the number of domestic tourists accounted for 34.7 percent, whereas that of foreign tourists was 65.3 percent, the statistics agency said.

In terms of the length of stay, the first place was taken by tourists from Malta with an average stay of 13 nights, followed by tourists from South Africa with 4.9 nights, Kuwait with 3.3 nights, and Denmark with 3.2 nights.

Tourism in BiH is a fast-growing sector making up an important part of the country's economy. In recent years, BiH has seen a stable growth in the number of foreign tourists, showing great potential for the future.

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