28 September 2012

Tourists replace Ohrid with downtown Skopje

According to stats published by the Tourism Bureau the "Centar" municipality which encompasses downtown Skopje is the most visited town in Macedonia for the month of May.
Ohrid came in second. According to the stats, Centar for the month of may saw a 40% increase in foreign tourists in comparison to the same month in 2011. 

Skopje itself has also recorded an uptick in foreign visits. In 2009 111,281 foreign tourists visited the capital. In 2010, 114,663 and in 2011 130,726 foreign tourists visited Skopje. 
According to official stats, 80% of the tourists stayed in downtown.
This uptick in foreign tourists is attributed to the Skopje 2014 project.

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