Record Tourism Results Posted in First Six Months

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This tourist season will likely break all the records.

According to the eVisitor system data, which contains data on tourism in commercial and non-commercial facilities and nautical charter (eCrew system), during the first six months of this year, Croatia had 5.7 million tourist arrivals and 22.9 million overnights stays, reports on 5 July 2017.

Compared with the same period last year, there was an increase of 22 percent in the number of arrivals and by 23 percent in overnight stays. Of the total number of arrivals and overnight stays, foreign tourists realised 4.8 million arrivals (+24 percent) and 20 million overnights (+24 percent), while Croatian tourists recorded growth of 14 percent in arrivals and 20 percent in overnight stays, announced the Croatian National Tourist Board.

From January to June, the greatest number of overnight stays was realised in Istria (6.82 million overnight stays), Kvarner (3.92 million) and Split-Dalmatia County (3.88 million). They are followed by Dubrovnik-Neretva County with 2.36 million overnight stays, Zadar County with 2.28 million, Šibenik-Knin County with 1.23 million, the City of Zagreb with 961,000, and Lika-Senj County with 615,000 overnight stays. On the mainland, not counting the City of Zagreb, a total of 800,000 overnight stays was realised.

Looking at individual destinations, the most overnights stay was realized in Dubrovnik, Rovinj, Poreč, Zagreb and Split.

During the first six months of this year, the largest number of overnight stays was made by tourists from Germany (4.94 million), Austria (2.20 million), Slovenia (1.98 million), United Kingdom (1.26 million) and Poland (1.05 million). Most tourists stayed in hotels (8.72 million overnight stays), private facilities (5.48 million) and camps (4.24 million), while in nautical charter over 890,000 overnight stays were realised.

Looking just at the month of June, there were 2.68 million tourist arrivals and 13.54 million overnight stays. Compared to June last year, there was a 32 percent increase in the number of arrivals, while the number of overnights rose by 33 percent. In June, most tourists stayed in Istria (4.26 million overnight stays), Kvarner (2.49 million), Split-Dalmatia County (2.39 million), Zadar County with 1.57 million, Dubrovnik-Neretva County with 1.13 million, Šibenik-Knin County with 825,000, Lika-Senj County with 423,000 nights, and Zagreb with 245,000 overnight stays.

In June, most of the overnight stays were made by tourists from Germany (3.45 million), Austria (1.24 million), Slovenia (1.18 million), the Czech Republic (795,000) and Poland (789,000).

If this trend continues, and if there are no unforeseen events that could harm tourism, it is quite possible that this season will break all the records.


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