For Chinese tourists, Belgrade is the most interesting in Serbia, and besides Kalemegdan and Skadarlija, more and more of them like to enjoy the slopes of the mountains of western Serbia, ride the Sharganska osmica railway and visit Drvengrad.
This can be seen from the data that in 2019, a record year for Serbian tourism, there were eight times more than five years earlier.
The director of the Tourist Organization of Serbia (TOS), Marija Labović, stated that in 2019, Chinese tourists, with over 270,000 realized overnight stays, were second in total number in relation to all foreign tourists.
“Our promotional activities in China have given excellent results and we have not stopped with them considering that it is important to be the destination of choice when the conditions for travel are met. What we have as information from China is that Chinese tourists see us as one of the five destinations they want to visit first when the conditions are right, “said Labović.
In the first quarter of 2021, Serbia had 32,000 overnight stays of tourists from China, who mostly stayed for business reasons.
“We hope that in the next period, when Chinese tourists start coming in larger numbers, their stay will be longer,” said Labović.
In the first quarter of 2021, more than 1.7 million tourist nights were realized in Serbia, which is a drastic increase compared to the 2020 pandemic, but a decrease compared to the record 2019.
“This year, as part of our campaign under the slogan” I choose Serbia “, the main subject of our promotion are active vacation and vacation in nature, cultural and historical heritage and gastronomy, because these are generally the most sought after tourist products,” said the TOS director. .
Domestic tourists mostly choose mountain centers and spas, Kopaonik and Zlatibor, ie Vrnjacka and Sokobanja, and foreigners decide to visit Belgrade, where more than 50 percent of all overnight stays of foreign tourists are realized in the capital.
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