Hundred Millionth Overnight Stay This Year Recorded Over the Weekend

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A historic milestone for Croatian tourism.

As a kind of icing on the cake for last week’s Tourism Day, a historic tourism result was recorded over the weekend – the hundred millionth overnight stay this year.

On Sunday, the eVisitor electronic system recorded 17,811,085 tourists, which is 13 percent more than last year, and 100,140,022 overnight stays, which is an increase of 12 percent. The number of little more than one hundred million overnight stays also includes about 5.5 million overnights of Croatian guests who stayed in holiday homes, with friends and relatives, etc. About 150,000 people spent their holidays shopping and in cafes and restaurants, paying the daily tourist tax, but not the accommodation itself, reports Večernji List on October 30, 2017.

Tourism Minister Gari Cappelli is delighted with the results. “We are exceptionally proud of this great and historic figure, which once again confirms that Croatia is truly a hit tourist destination. This is the result of the work and cooperation of all the stakeholders in tourism, and I congratulate everyone on this historic result,” said Minister Cappelli.

“This result confirms that tourism in Croatia does not just happen, but is a product of planning, marketing activities and organised work during all twelve months [of the year]. All that has enabled us to make this major step forward. Croatia is and can be much more than just a summer destination, and we have confirmation of that in a large number of new and high-quality tourist activities and in excellent results during the pre and post-season,” Cappelli said during his visit to Istria County.

The Tourism Minister participated in the opening of the autumn edition of the Istria Gourmet Festival, and he visited the construction site of the Park Hotel owned by Maistra Group, and the ACI Marina in Rovinj, which is currently undergoing a comprehensive reconstruction. The Park Hotel is being rebuilt thanks to an investment worth 600 million kuna, which is the most significant single investment project in tourism this year. The refurbished luxury hotel will have 5+ stars and 209 accommodation units, including 16 suites.

The reconstruction of Rovinj’s ACI marina is worth about 160 million kuna. The new marina will have a capacity of 196 berths and will be able to receive ships of an average length of 17 metres, instead of the current 11 metres. Annual berths will be able to accommodate yachts up to 35 metres in length, and even larger boats will be able to use the marina in transit.

Translated from Večernji List.


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