Non-Commercial Accommodation Records Fewer Tourists, More Stays in 2019

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ZAGREB, March 30, 2020 – In 2019 a total of 515,400 tourists stayed in non-commercial accommodation facilities, that is holiday homes and apartments, which is 0.6% down from 2018, but there were 4.4% more overnights stays, or 13.1 million, according to data from the National Bureau of Statistics (DZS).

Data from the DZS show that more than twice as many foreign as domestic tourists stayed in non-commercial accommodation facilities in 2019, or 376,000 foreign tourists compared with 140,000 domestic. However, there were less tourists from both categories compared to 2018 – the number of domestic tourists was down by 0.2%, and that of foreign by 0.4%.

The number of overnight stays rose in both categories for non-commercial accommodation facilities – foreign tourists generated 7 million overnight stays, or 4% more on the year, while domestic tourists generated 6.2 million overnight stays, an increase of 5.2%.

Tourists from Slovenia accounted for 47% of the overnight stays in non-commercial accommodation facilities, followed by those from Bosnia and Herzegovina with 12% and those from Germany with 9%.

Broken down by counties, Zadar County recorded the highest turnover in non-commercial accommodation with 145,000 tourists and 4.5 million overnight stays, followed by Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, which recorded 124,000 tourists and 3.6 million overnight stays. Istria County came third with 95,000 arrivals and 2 million overnight stays.

More tourism news can be found in the Travel section.


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