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Macedonia tourist numbers up 10.1% in Jan-Oct

Macedonia tourist numbers up 10.1% in Jan-Oct Autor: Klovovi Licence: Creative Commons

SKOPJE (Macedonia), December 14 (SeeNews) – The number of tourists in Macedonia in the January-October period totalled 733,941, up by 10.1% from the like period a year earlier, the state statistical office said on Monday.

Foreign tourist arrivals in the country in the ten-month period increased by 14% to 436,835, whereas domestic tourist numbers rose by 4.7% to 297,106, the statistics office said in a statement posted on its website.

In October alone the total number of tourists in the country decreased slightly by 0.7% to 61,655. Of these, foreign tourists numbered 40,464, as most - 11.9% of the total - came from Greece, followed by Serbia with a 7.9% share.

The number of overnights spent by the tourists in the January-October period rose by 8.4% to 2.2 million.