Monthly survey on arrivals and guests' overnight stays covers all types of accommodation establishments (hotels, boarding houses, motels, apartments, camp sites...), thus providing complete coverage. However, certain number of tourists accommodated in establishments owned by physical persons (private rooms, houses and dwellings) is not included as the guests are not registered. Statistical survey on tourist agencies covers agencies with head offices in the Republic of Serbia, which possess the license to mediate in tourism operations.
In all the publications of the Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia, starting from 2022 the published data on tourist turnover are statistically processed based on data retrieved from the administrative source, Central Information System in Catering and Tourism (eTourist).
Up to December 2021 included, the data were collected, processed and published on the basis of the statistical Survey on Tourist Arrivals and Overnights in Accommodation Facilities (TU-11).
In 2022, all the indices of tourist turnover (tourist arrivals and overnights) are calculated based on the data of the Central Information System in Catering and Tourism (eTourist) for 2022 and 2021.
By switching to another data source, and by changing the coverage, the results of the survey (TU-11, for the previous year) and from the administrative source (eTourist, for this year) are therefore not comparable.
In the Republic of Serbia, in January 2023, compared to January 2022, number of tourist arrivals was by 18.8% greater, while number of tourist overnight stays was by 12.3% greater.
In January 2023, compared to January 2022, number of overnight stays of domestic tourists was by 4.8% lower while number of overnight stays of foreign tourists was by 39.2% greater.