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Tourism : Arrivals in tourist reception structures, increasing 45.1% in first 11 months of 2021; 9% foreign tourists

January 24, 2022

- Compared to the corresponding month of the previous year, the arrivals in the establishments of tourists’ reception with functions of tourists’ accommodation increased by 59.2%, while the overnight stays increased by 56.6% in November 2021. - Compared to November 2020, in November 2021 customs registered an increase in the arrivals of foreign visitors of 78.7% and an increase of 92.7% in the departures abroad of the Romanian visitors.   Arrivals registered in the tourist reception structures increased in the first 11 months of 2021 by 45.1% compared to the same period of the previous year, to 8.697 million, with the arrivals of Romanian tourists representing 91%, and 9% foreigners, the National Institute of Statistics (INS) informs.Regarding the arrivals of foreign tourists in the tourist reception structures, the largest share was held by those arriving from Europe (78.5% of the total foreign tourists), and of these, a percentage of 77.1% came from EU countries.The index of net use of tourist accommodation in the first 11 months of last year was 27.1% of total tourist accommodation structures, increasing by 3.3 percentage points compared to the same period of the previous year.The arrivals of foreign visitors to Romania, registered at the border points, were between January 1 and November 30, 2021 of 6.242 million people, increasing by 31.7% compared to the similar period of the previous year.The departures of Romanian visitors abroad, registered at the border points, were in the mentioned period of 10.820 million people, increasing by 19.4% compared to the similar period of 2020.In November 2021, the number of arrivals registered in the tourist reception structures was 539,100, increasing by 59.2% compared to the same month of 2020, with foreign tourists representing 12.5%.As to the arrivals of foreign tourists in the tourist reception structures, the largest share was held by those from Europe (75.1% of the total foreign tourists), and of these 73.4% arrived from European Union countries.The arrivals of foreign visitors in Romania, registered at the border checkpoints, in November 2021 stood at 497,200 persons, increasing by 78.7% compared to the similar period of the previous year.The departures of Romanian visitors abroad, registered at the border checkpoints, in November 2021 amounted to 917,000 people, increasing by 92.7% compared to November 2020.

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