ZAGREB, January 23, 2018 – The Croatian National Tourism Board (HTZ) is participating in the Boot boat show, which is taking place in Duesseldorf, Germany, on 20-28 January, the HTZ said on Tuesday.
HTZ Main Office head Kristjan Staničić, who visited the show, said that Croatian marinas recorded more than 470,000 arrivals and more than three million overnight stays in 2017, an annual increase of 15% both in arrivals and overnight stays.
German visitors accounted for the largest number of arrivals (76,000) and overnight stays (569,000), an increase of 15% compared to 2016, he said. “This year we expect the positive trends on the German market to continue and Croatia to position itself even better as an attractive boating destination,” he said.
The HTZ also reported about its attendance at the OTM business fair in Mumbai, India, held on 18-20 January, where Croatia was named the most promising new destination. The fair was attended by 1,300 exhibitors from 60 countries.
More than 56,000 Indian tourists visited Croatia in 2017, making 128,000 overnight stays.