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Tourism in Serbia
Map of Serbia
Map of Serbia
Time zoneUTC+1 (Central European Time)
Area code(s)+ 381
WebsiteOfficial Tourist webpage

Tourism in Serbia is officially recognised as a primary area for economic and social growth.[1] The hotel and catering sector accounted for approximately 2.2% of GDP in 2015.[2] Tourism in Serbia employs some 75,000 people, about 3% of the country's workforce.[1] In recent years the number of tourists is increasing, especially foreign ones for about hundred thousand arrivals more each year. Major destinations for foreign tourists are Belgrade and Novi Sad, while domestic tourists prefer spas and mountain resorts.[3]

History

Early roots of tourism in Serbia can be traced to the 19th century, with kings and other rulers opening spas and other newly formed tourist spots.[4][5] In the 1980s Yugoslavia was an important tourist destination in the Balkans. Overnight stays were almost 12 million per year, of which about 1.5 million were by foreign tourists. The events surrounding the break-up of Yugoslavia led to a substantial decline in both leisure and business tourism.[6]

In the twenty-first century tourism began to recover: the number of overseas visitors was 90% higher in 2004 than it had been in 2000, and revenue from foreign tourism more than tripled between 2002 and 2004, to about 220 million US dollars.[6] By 2010 revenue from international tourism had grown to 798 million US dollars.

Internationally known annual events

Name Location Month Type of Festival
Küstendorf Film and Music Festival Drvengrad January Film and Music Festival
Gitarijada Zaječar June Rock and Roll Music Festival
Palić European Film Festival Palić July European Film festival
EXIT Festival Novi Sad July Electronic Music Festival
Guča Trumpet Festival Guča August Brass Band Festival
Nišville Niš August Jazz Music Festival
Lovefest Vrnjačka Banja August Electronic Music Festival
Beer Days Zrenjanin August Beer Festival
Leskovac Grill Festival Leskovac September Grilled Meat Festival

Statistics

Arrivals per year

Year Arrivals Domestic Foreign
2003[7] 1,997,947 1,658,664 339,283
2004[8] 1,971,683 1,579,857 391,826
2005[9] 1,988,469 1,535,790 452,679
2006[10] 2,006,488 1,537,646 468,842
2007[11] 2,306,558 1,610,513 696,045
2008[12] 2,266,166 1,619,672 646,494
2009[13] 2,021,166 1,375,865 645,301
2010 2,000,597 1,317,916 682,681
2011 2,068,610 1,304,443 764,167
2012 2,079,643 1,269,676 809,967
2013 2,192,435 1,270,667 921,768
2014[14] 2,194,268 1,165,536 1,028,732
2015[15] 2,437,165 1,304,944 1,132,221
2016[16] 2,753,591 1,472,165 1,281,426
2017 [17] 3,085,866 1,588,693 1,497,173
2018[18] 3,430,522 1,720,008 1,710,514
2019[19] 3,689,983 1,843,432 1,846,551
2020[20] 780,785 515,164 265,621

Arrivals by country

2020[20] 2019[19]
# Country Arrivals Country Arrivals
1 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 24,680 China China incl. Hong Kong 144,961
2 Bulgaria Bulgaria 21,468 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 136,184
3 Croatia Croatia 20,829 Turkey Turkey 107,695
4 Montenegro Montenegro 17,061 Germany Germany 104,144
5 North Macedonia North Macedonia 15,619 Croatia Croatia 103,807
6 Romania Romania 14,356 Bulgaria Bulgaria 100,344
7 China China incl. Hong Kong 14,294 Montenegro Montenegro 90,442
8 Germany Germany 12,986 Slovenia Slovenia 89,930
9 Russia Russia 11,593 Romania Romania 83,027
10 Slovenia Slovenia 11,125 Greece Greece 74,974
11 Greece Greece 11,109 North Macedonia North Macedonia 72,760
12 Turkey Turkey 10,849 Russia Russia 64,103
13 Italy Italy 7,570 Poland Poland 55,844
14 Hungary Hungary 6,405 Italy Italy 52,723
15 Austria Austria 5,336 Hungary Hungary 48,008
Total international visitors 265,621 Total international visitors 1,846,551

See also

References

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  15. ^ "Републички завод за статистику – Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Serbia – Tourism, 2015" (PDF). 2015-10-05. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2017-03-29. Retrieved 2017-12-10.
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  19. ^ a b "Office of the Republic of Serbia, data for 2019" (PDF).
  20. ^ a b "Office of the Republic of Serbia, data for first six months 2020" (PDF).

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