49% MORE TOURISTS IN NIS IN DECEMBER 2016 THAN IN DECEMBER 2015
According to the Republic Bureau of Statistics, in December 2016, Nis was visited by 49% more tourists than in the same time in 2015; the number of domestic tourists increased by 22%, while the number of the foreign tourists increased by 72%. In December last year 37% more tourists stayed overnight than in December 2015. From January to December 2016, 12% percent more tourists visited Nis than in the same period in 2015. The hotels’ facilities were full since 8.6% tourist more used the services of the hotels and hostels in the same period.
If we compare tourism traffic in 2016 to a continuous period since 2013, there is an increase of 35% with arrivals of domestic tourists being increased by 23% and foreign by as much as 48%. The largest number of foreign tourists in Nis came from Bulgaria, Greece and Germany, who during 2015 were the most frequent visitors of Nis. Bulgarians, Germans and Greeks in 2016 visited Nis by 30% more than in 2015. Also there is the notable increase in the number of foreign tourists from the Russian Federation and Turkey.