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Macedonia's tourist numbers up 4.3% in Jan-Sept

Macedonia's tourist numbers up 4.3% in Jan-Sept Author: Air Serbia. Licence: All rights reserved.

SKOPJE (Macedonia), November 11 (SeeNews) - The number of tourists staying in Macedonia 4.3% on the year to 701,168 in the first nine months of 2016, the country's statistics office said on Friday.

The number of overnights spent by tourists in the January-September period rose 2.3% year-on-year to 2.13 million.

Domestic tourists numbered 289,139, up 4.8%, whereas international visitors increased by 4% to 412,029.

In September alone, the total number of tourists staying in Macedonia rose 6.1% year-on-year to 84,018, while overnights increased 7% to 197,122.

The number of domestic tourists jumped 22.7% on the year to 23,020, and foreign tourists visiting Macedonia ticked up 0.9% to 60,998.

Of the total number of foreign tourists in September, 23.2% came from Turkey, Serbia followed with 7.8%, and the Netherlands came third with 7.4%.

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