Tourism Turnover Surpasses Stats for Entire 2018

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ZAGREB, October 25, 2019 – The Croatian National Tourism Board (HTZ) on Friday informed that Croatia has already generated a tourist turnover so far this year which is equal to the figures for the entire year last year.

Thus 19.7 million arrivals and 106.2 million bed nights have been recorded year to date.

According to data kept by the eVisitor, the number of arrivals is up 5% and there are 106.2 million bed nights or 2% more than for the entire year last year.

Last year there were 19.7 million arrivals all up and 106.1 million bed nights.

The most bed nights were spent by tourists from Germany, Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, Poland, Italy, Czech Republic and Great Britain.

Dubrovnik, Rovinj, Poreč, Split, Medulin, Umag, Vir, Mali Lošinj are the most desirable destinations.

The results broken down by type of accommodation indicate that the most bed nights were generated in household accommodation (38.8 mn), hotels (24.4 mn) and campsites (18.8 mn).

In other tourism news, in 2018, 1.7 million Croatian citizens or 46.5% of the population aged 15 and over went on at least one private trip with overnight stays spending a total of 8.7 billion kuna, 3.8 billion of which was spent in Croatia and 4.8 billion abroad the latest data released by the Croatian Bureau of Statistics (DZS) indicate.

The DZS conducted a telephone survey on a sample of 22,000 citizens regarding their tourist activities.

About 1.9 million or 53.5% of Croatian citizens did not go on a private trip with overnight stays in 2018 with the most common reason being lack of finances (51%), health reasons (28.4%), and lack of free time (17.7%).

A total of 4.3 million private trips with overnight stays were realised, of which 2.8 million (64.0%) were realised in Croatia and 1.6 million (36.0%) were realised abroad. The most common international destinations were Bosnia and Herzegovina (21.7%), Germany (13.3%), Slovenia (9.6%), Italy (9.2%) and Austria (7.9%).

The most common reasons for going on a private trip with overnight stays were seaside vacation (1.4 million trips or 31.2%) and visiting relatives and friends (1.3 million trips or 30.6%).

“Average travel expenditure per private trip with overnight stays in Croatia amounted to 1,395 kuna, while for trips abroad, it amounted to 3 076 kuna,” the DZS says.

More tourism news can be found in the Travel section.


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