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Macedonia tourist numbers up 10.3% in Jan-Nov

Macedonia tourist numbers up 10.3% in Jan-Nov Author: Strange Luke Licence: Creative Commons

SKOPJE (Macedonia), January 12 (SeeNews) - The number of tourists in Macedonia in the January-November period totalled 775,734, up by 10.3% from the like period a year earlier, the state statistical office said on Tuesday.

Foreign tourist arrivals in the country in the eleven-month period increased by 13.9% to 461,802, whereas domestic tourist numbers rose by 5.4% to 313,932, the statistics office said in a statement posted on its website.

In November alone the total number of tourists in the country increased by 14.6% to 41,793, compared to November 2014. Of these, foreign tourists numbered 24,967, as most - 13.4% of the total - came from Greece, followed by Turkey with a 12.6% share.

The number of overnights spent by the tourists in the January-November period rose by 8.7% to 2,316,782.