42 Percent More Tourists in Pula Than This Time Last Year!

Lauren Simmonds

Pula is one of Istria’s more heavily fequented gems, attracting tourists from across Europe and the rest of the world for its mixture of culture, heritage and history, as well as its ease of access to other parts of beautiful Istria in the northern Adriatic, as well as its connections to nearby Italy and Slovenia.

As Borka Pertrovic/Glas Istre writes on the 23rd of June, 2019, more than 11,500 tourists are currently staying in the Istrian city of Pula, which, compared to this time last year, has seen an increase in tourists of as much as 42 percent, as was announced by the Tourist Board of the City of Pula.

Just how crowded with tourists Pula currently is could be witnessed easily on Saturday, during a somewhat cloudy time, when the first drops of rain saw all of the tourists leave the beaches and head into the city creating crowds both in terms of road traffic and within the city itself.

Most of the guests, as we now know, come from other European countries, including Germany (3,378), Croatia (1,404), the United Kingdom (1,020), Austria (979), Slovenia (797) and Italy (622), and they’re mostly accommodated in smaller renting facilities in which there are currently 4,793 tourists, and they’re from other parts of Croatia as well as from abroad. There are also 1,913 such guests staying in Pula’s hotels, 1,765 in various tourist resorts and apartments, while the smallest number of them are located in camps – a total of 1,693.

The pre-season, from the beginning of the year to the 15th of June, there were 2.5 percent more tourists, which is as has been stated from Pula’s tourist board, satisfactory, especially considering that May was an extremely rainy month and that Easter fell later this year than it did last year.

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