By September 2021, Serbia was visited by 2.5 million tourists, who realized 10 million overnight stays, and the foreign exchange inflow from tourism amounts to EUR 1.16 billion, stated the minister of trade, tourism and telecommunications of Serbia, Tatjana Matic.
– Tourism was saved by local tourists, as well as investments in the infrastructure – the minister said.
She emphasized that, in 2021, Mokra Gora was pronounced one of the best tourism villages in the world, the Traveller magazine put Serbia among the 22 countries best to visit and 14 Belgrade restaurants were included in the Michelin tourism guide.
– Despite the challenges, the trade managed to maintain the supply of the populace and increase the number of employees. In the upcoming period, we expect an increase in retail sales, which will also lead to a growth of the GDP – she pointed out.
Matic noted that the foreign exchange of Serbia was EUR 40.26 billion and that the exports had reached an amount of EUR 17.6 billion.