In November, 9% More Tourists Visit Croatia

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Double-digit growth has been recorded in the first 11 months of last year.

In November, commercial accommodation facilities in Croatia were visited by 308,000 tourists, which was 9.1 percent more than in the same month of the previous year. The number of overnight stays reached 663,000, which was an increase of nine percent, according to data from the Central Bureau of Statistics published on Monday, reports Nacional on January 8, 2018.

The growth in November was mostly due to foreign tourists, whose number reached 195,000 or 11.2 more than a year ago. They acheived 437,600 overnight stays, or 11.7 percent more. There was also 5.5 percent more Croatian tourists than in November 2016, about 112,000 of them, and their number of overnights increased by 4.2 percent to 225,000.

The data of the Central Bureau of Statistics also show that, in November 2017, the largest number of tourists visited Zagreb, with 81,000 arrivals and 149,000 overnight stays, accounting for 26 percent of total arrivals and 22 percent of overall overnight stays.

Among foreign tourists, the largest shares in overnight stays were realised by Austrians (12 percent), Slovenians (11 percent), Germans (10 percent) and Italians (8 percent).

According to types of commercial accommodation, most of the overnights, 433,000 or 65 percent of the total number, were recorded by hotels, which was an increase of 9 percent compared to the same month of 2016.

Looking at the first 11 months of last year, commercial accommodation facilities recorded 17.1 million tourist arrivals and almost 85.6 million overnights, up by 13 and 11 percent respectively compared to the same period in 2016.

Croatian tourists realised 1.7 million arrivals and 5.8 million overnight stays, representing a five percent increase in the number of tourists and three percent in overnight stays. At the same time, 15.4 million foreign visitors were registered, up 14 percent. They realised 79.8 million overnight stays, an increase of 11 percent over the same period in 2016.

Translated from Nacional.


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