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