Tourism in Serbia

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Felix Romuliana, late Roman palace, UNESCO heritage site.
Mediana, the birthplace of Constantine the Great.
The Iron Gates of the Danube
Belgrade by night
Knez Mihailova (Prince Mihailo) Street, main pedestrian area in the city
Skadarlija, the city's old bohemian neighbourhood
Nišava River in the central part of Niš
Liberators monument at night.
Belgrade Zoo is a home to rare White lion cubs.
Dance arena in July 2006, one of the most popular stages on EXIT music festival.

Tourism in Serbia is officially recognised as a primary area for economic and social growth.[1] The hotel and catering sector accounted for approximately 1.0% of GDP in 2010.[1] 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 once for about hundred thousand arrivals more each year. Major destination of foreign tourists is Belgrade and, to a lesser degree, Novi Sad, while domestic tourists prefer spas and mountain resorts.[2]

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History and statistics[edit]

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.[3]

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.[3] By 2010 revenue from international tourism had grown to 798 million while in 2016 it was estimated at 1.151 Billion.[4]

Arrivals per year[edit]

Year Arrivals Domestic Foreign
2003[5] 1,997,947 1,658,664 339,283
2004[6] 1,971,683 1,579,857 391,826
2005[7] 1,988,469 1,535,790 452,679
2006[8] 2,006,488 1,537,646 468,842
2007[9] 2,306,558 1,610,513 696,045
2008[10] 2,266,166 1,619,672 646,494
2009[11] 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[12] 2,194,268 1,165,536 1,028,732
2015[13] 2,437,165 1,304,944 1,132,221
2016[14] 2,753,591 1,472,165 1,281,426
2017 [15] 3,085,866 1,588,693 1,497,173
2018[16] 2,976,070 1,496,505 1,479,565

Arrivals by country[edit]

(01-10) 2018[16] 2017[15]
# Country Arrivals Country Arrivals
1 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 101,861 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 108,058
2 China China incl. Hong Kong 92,230 Turkey Turkey 99,500
3 Turkey Turkey 90,128 Bulgaria Bulgaria 91,233
4 Germany Germany 80,130 Croatia Croatia 83,499
5 Bulgaria Bulgaria 75,570 Montenegro Montenegro 79,326
6 Croatia Croatia 74,025 Slovenia Slovenia 78,486
7 Slovenia Slovenia 72,171 Germany Germany 78,211
8 Montenegro Montenegro 69,967 Greece Greece 67,395
9 Romania Romania 66,923 Romania Romania 66,747
10 Greece Greece 55,499 Republic of Macedonia Macedonia 60,564
11 Poland Poland 54,408 China China incl. Hong Kong 51,691
12 Republic of Macedonia Macedonia 53,197 Russia Russia 49,857
13 Russia Russia 44,079 Italy Italy 49,533
14 Italy Italy 44,035 Poland Poland 45,309
15 Hungary Hungary 39,302 Israel Israel 40,942
Total international visitors 1,479,565 Total international visitors 1,497,173

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Serbia Archived 2016-03-03 at the Wayback Machine., in: Alain Dupeyras (ed.) (2012). OECD tourism trends and policies 2012. Paris: Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development. ISBN 9789264177567. p. 403–407.doi:10.1787/tour-2012-56-en
  2. ^ "Туризам и угоститељство (Tourism and catering trade)" (PDF). 2017-10-19. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2017-10-24. Retrieved 2017-12-10.
  3. ^ a b Marat Terterov (ed.) (2006). Doing business with Serbia Archived 2016-02-05 at the Wayback Machine., second edition. London: GMB Publishing. ISBN 978-1-905050-14-7. p.177.
  4. ^ http://www.e-unwto.org/doi/pdf/10.18111/9789284419029 UNWTO report
  5. ^ "2003 статистика". srbija.travel. Archived from the original on 2014-08-13. Retrieved 2017-12-10.
  6. ^ "2004 стастика". srbija.travel. Archived from the original on 2015-12-22. Retrieved 2017-12-10.
  7. ^ "2005 статистика". srbija.travel. Archived from the original on 2015-12-22. Retrieved 2017-12-10.
  8. ^ "2006 статистика". srbija.travel. Archived from the original on 2014-01-09. Retrieved 2017-12-10.
  9. ^ "2007 статистика". srbija.travel. Archived from the original on 2015-12-22. Retrieved 2017-12-10.
  10. ^ "2008 статистика". srbija.travel. Archived from the original on 2015-12-22. Retrieved 2017-12-10.
  11. ^ "2009-2013 статистика" (PDF). srbija.travel. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 July 2014. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  12. ^ "2014 статистика" (PDF). srbija.travel. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 September 2015. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  13. ^ "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.
  14. ^ "Туристички промет - децембар 2016 (2016 statistics)" (PDF). 2017-01-26. ISSN 0353-9555. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2017-04-03. Retrieved 2017-12-10.
  15. ^ a b "Туристички промет - децембар 2017. (2017 statistics)" (PDF). 2017-12-29. ISSN 0353-9555. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2018-01-31. Retrieved 2017-12-29.
  16. ^ a b "Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia, data for first 10 months of 2018" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 2018-04-04.

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