Serbian tourism halved, decimated in May

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In the period between January and May 2020, a total of 610,374 tourists stayed in Serbia, which is 52.8 percent less compared to the same period last year, the National Tourism Organization of Serbia announced. There were 369,194 domestic tourists, which is 48.9 percent less compared to the period between January and May 2019, or 60 percent of the total number of guests, and there were 241,180 foreign tourists, which is 57.7 percent less compared to the same period last year. In the period between January and May 2020, a total of 1,976,253 overnight stays were realized, which is 44.3 percent less than in the period between January and May 2019. In May this year in Serbia, compared to May 2019, the number of tourist arrivals decreased by 87.6 percent, while the number of overnight stays decreased by 82.6 percent. In May this year, compared to May 2019, the number of overnight stays spent by domestic tourists decreased by 76.4 percent, and the number of overnight stays spent by foreign tourists decreased by 94.4 percent. The National Tourism Organization of Serbia reminds that the curfew introduced due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ended in Serbia at the beginning of May, but in our country, as well as worldwide, restrictive measures remained in force when it comes to travel. According to information of local tourist organizations, domestic tourists travelled a bit more within Serbia in June, which should be shown by the statistical data for that month.

Source: Agencije

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