"2018 record year for Serbian tourism" - driven by Chinese

The number of tourists rose 11 percent in 2018, retaining a trend of a two-figure growth percentage, the deputy PM and minister of trade, tourism, and telecommunications has said.

"Unlike in the previous years, in 2018 we had an identical number of domestic and foreign tourists for the first time ever - approximately 1.7 million, which shows that Serbia is becoming an increasingly recognizable destination for foreign tourists, in particular those from far-away markets," Ljajic said.

Chinese tourists registered the highest increase compared to 2017 - 98 percent, he said.

"Over 102,000 tourists from China visited our country last year," Ljajic said.

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