Ljajic: Our tourism growing at rate nearly twice EU average

The Serbian tourism industry is growing at a rate of 7.8 pct, which is nearly twice the EU average, says Serbian Deputy PM and Minister of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications Rasim Ljajic.

12 Decembar 2019 13:14

BELGRADE - The Serbian tourism industry is growing at a rate of 7.8 pct, which is nearly twice the EU average, says Serbian Deputy PM and Minister of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications Rasim Ljajic.

Serbia is getting closer to 10 mln overnight stays and that is one of the highlights of its tourism industry in 2019, he said Wednesday.

"We will definitely exceed 1.4 bln euros of net foreign exchange revenue from tourism. What is different this year is the structure of guests. Chinese tourists hold the number one position by a huge margin. We had started off with just 18,000 visits, and this year visits by Chinese tourists will exceed 150,000," Ljajic said at the presentation of the 35th Tourism Flower Award and the 25th anniversary celebration of the National Tourism Organisation of Serbia.

Photo: Tanjug/D. Kujundzic

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