Foreign tourist arrivals in Romania shoot up by 8% in 2017

Published on : Tuesday, July 4, 2017

RomaniaThe number of foreign tourists in Romania increased by 8% in the initial five months of the year as compared to the same period of 2016 to 914,300.


On the other hand, the number of Romanian visitors who preferred spending their vacations in Romania has ascended by 11.9% to reach an overwhelming 2.93 million as per the National Institute of Statistics (INS).


During May, about 715,400 Romanian tourists registered, increased by nearly 12.4% as compared to that in 2016 and 264,300 representing a growth of 6.1% compared with May 2016.


A majority of the foreign tourists numbering about 199,900 had arrived in May from Europe, mainly from 27 member states of the European Union (173,000).


In the first five months of 2017, a large number of these tourists had arrived from Germany (103,279), Italy (88,978), Israel (87,883) and the UK (57,475). The number of nights spent by tourists that is a key indicator in the sector rose by 0.2% in May as compared to the same period  of 2016 to 1.91 million.


The number of foreign tourists in Romania at the boarders increased by 24.1% in the first five months as compared to the same period of 2016 up to 4.29 million.


And, the number of foreign tourists in Romania had risen by 10.6% as compared to 2015 up to 2.47%.


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