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With its natural beauties, good geographical location, wonderful hospitality of Bosnian people, rich heritage and history and gastronomy offerings, and its status as a still unknown tourism destination for major markets, BIH has all pre-determinants for an extremely successful tourism industry story. This beautiful country has so much to offer for those people who seek different experiences, away from the crowds, whether they are lovers of skiing, rafting, hunting or patient bird-watching. Those who search for more cultural tourism will be able to relive centuries of history by visiting many vestiges and heritage dating back to Roman, even to prehistoric times. According to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), BiH is on the list of the 10 countries that have recorded the most significant increase in tourist arrivals. In the period from January – December 2019 tourists realized 1.640.717 tourists arrivals which represent the increase by 12 % and 3.371.322 overnight stays which is increase by 10.9 % as compared to the same period of 2018. Since March 2020, tourism in the Bosnia and Herzegovina and region has almost come to a temporary standstill as a result of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. In the period from January – December 2021 tourists realised 960 383 tourists arrivals which represent the increase by 91.7 and 2 230 920 overnight stays which is increase by 79.6% as compared to the same period of 2020.