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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 destinations for foreign tourists are Belgrade and, to a lesser degree, Novi Sad, while domestic tourists prefer spas and mountain resorts.[2]


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History and statisticsEdit

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. >

Arrivals per yearEdit

Year Arrivals Domestic Foreign
2003[4] 1,997,947 1,658,664 339,283
2004[5] 1,971,683 1,579,857 391,826
2005[6] 1,988,469 1,535,790 452,679
2006[7] 2,006,488 1,537,646 468,842
2007[8] 2,306,558 1,610,513 696,045
2008[9] 2,266,166 1,619,672 646,494
2009[10] 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[11] 2,194,268 1,165,536 1,028,732
2015[12] 2,437,165 1,304,944 1,132,221
2016[13] 2,753,591 1,472,165 1,281,426
2017 [14] 3,085,866 1,588,693 1,497,173
2018[15] 3,430,522 1,720,008 1,710,514
2019[16] 1,292,751 722,063 570,688

Arrivals by countryEdit

2019[16] 2018[15]
# Country Arrivals Country Arrivals
1   Bosnia and Herzegovina 46,398   Bosnia and Herzegovina 121,384
2   China incl. Hong Kong 40,588   China incl. Hong Kong 102,351
3   Bulgaria 39,826   Bulgaria 99,527
4   Croatia 37,938   Turkey 97,084
5   Slovenia 31,302   Croatia 93,953
6   Montenegro 30,996   Germany 88,959
7   Germany 29,168   Slovenia 86,897
8   North Macedonia 27,906   Montenegro 82,142
9   Romania 26,304   Romania 76,779
10   Russia 21,196   Greece 71,359
11   Greece 21.173   North Macedonia 65,557
12   Turkey 21,162   Poland 57,074
13   Italy 18,395   Italy 51,444
14   Hungary 15.662   Russia 49,765
15   Austria 12,431   Hungary 44,320
Total international visitors 570,688 Total international visitors 1,710,514

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ReferencesEdit

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  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. ^ "2003 статистика". srbija.travel. Archived from the original on 2014-08-13. Retrieved 2017-12-10.
  5. ^ "2004 стастика". srbija.travel. Archived from the original on 2015-12-22. Retrieved 2017-12-10.
  6. ^ "2005 статистика". srbija.travel. Archived from the original on 2015-12-22. Retrieved 2017-12-10.
  7. ^ "2006 статистика". srbija.travel. Archived from the original on 2014-01-09. Retrieved 2017-12-10.
  8. ^ "2007 статистика". srbija.travel. Archived from the original on 2015-12-22. Retrieved 2017-12-10.
  9. ^ "2008 статистика". srbija.travel. Archived from the original on 2015-12-22. Retrieved 2017-12-10.
  10. ^ "2009-2013 статистика" (PDF). srbija.travel. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 July 2014. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  11. ^ "2014 статистика" (PDF). srbija.travel. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 September 2015. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  12. ^ "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.
  13. ^ "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.
  14. ^ "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.
  15. ^ a b "Office of the Republic of Serbia, data for 2018" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 2018-04-04.
  16. ^ a b "Office of the Republic of Serbia, data for first five month 2019" (PDF).

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