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Romania's Jan-May tourist numbers rise 6.2% y/y - table

Romania's Jan-May tourist numbers rise 6.2% y/y - table Author: Sibiu International Airport / All rights reserved.

BUCHAREST (Romania), July 2 (SeeNews) - The number of tourists staying in Romania in the first five months of 2019 rose by 6.2% on the year to more than 4.3 million, the country's statistical board, INS, said.

Tourists spent 8.41 million overnights in Romania in the January-May period, up 9.9% compared to the prior-year period, INS said in a statement on Tuesday.

In May alone, the number of tourists staying in Romania increased 4.9% on the year to 1.1 million, while overnights increased by 12.3% to some 2.16 million.

Romania tourist numbers and overnights (y/y pct change in brackets):

  Jan-May '19 May
Total tourists 4,307,400 (+6.2%) 1,103,900 (+8%)
-foreign tourists 920,500 (-6.1%) 272,600 (-5.1%)
Total overnights 8,415,700 (+9.9%) 2,162,500 (+12.3%)
-foreign tourists 1,823,200 (-1.2%) 523,700 (+2.3%)

Source: INS

The number of tourists staying in Romania in 2018 rose 6.3% on the year to 12.8 million.

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