The National Statistics Bureau reports that the tourism agencies and operators provided services to 86,900 tourists in the first half of this year, that’s 9,0% less year-on-year.
However, the number of Moldovan toruists deciding to travel about the country rose 2.1%, year-on-year.
Those 5,700 foreign tourists visiting Moldova in January-June 2016 through agencies are slit as follows: 69.3% came for leisure, 22.1% – for business and 3.9% – for curing.
Most of the foreign tourists came from Romania (18.4%), Ukraine (12.0%), Russia (11.0%), Germany (7.4%) and the U.S. (6.9%).
The agencies organized travels abroad for 64,700 Moldovan tourists, 10.9% less year on year. 98.9% left for leisure, mainly in Turkey (28.8%), Bulgaria (25.6%), Romania (19.5%), Greece (12.0%.)