53% More Chinese Tourists in Split this Year than 2018

Daniela Rogulj

In the first half of the year, just like in June, Split has achieved record results in tourist traffic and confirmed that it would once again be a hit destination in 2019.

Namely, in the first six months of this year, Split welcomed 325,456 arrivals, which is 11 percent more than last year, and 848,235 overnight stays, which is 14 percent better than last year, reports Dalmatinski Portal on July 8, 2019.

According to the data from the eVisitor system, Split was at the very top of Croatia for growth in tourist traffic in this year’s pre-season. It is particularly important to note that Split was a hotspot for winter and spring breaks this year, which saw a 17 percent increase in visitors from the United States. In second place are British tourists, who achieved an increase of 7 percent, followed by the Germans, French, Australians, Canadians, and others. Most impressive is that in the first six months of the year, there was a 53 percent increase in Chinese tourists.

“In June, Split welcomed a 10 percent increase in tourist arrivals, and the city was visited by 130,391 guests last month, which generated 363,516 overnight stays or an increase of 13 percent. The biggest contribution to this record result in June is thanks to foreign guests, which saw a growth of 11 percent compared to last year. Americans made up the most of the foreign tourists, with 18,705 arrivals and an increase of 11 percent, followed by the British with 16,755 arrivals (an increase of 9 percent), the Germans with 8,062 arrivals (an increase of 26 percent), and French tourists who achieved an increase of 35 percent. Such a structure of guests has confirmed that Split has found its place in the plans of the most selective guests,” said Alijana Vukšić, director of the Split Tourist Board

This year, Split is directly connected by plane to more than one hundred destinations in Europe, and more than 50 airlines fly to Split Airport. 

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