ZAGREB, January 2, 2019 – Over 159,000 tourists visited Croatia during the Christmas and New Year holidays, generating 385,500 overnights, the Croatian Tourist Board (HTZ) said on Wednesday.
Between December 21 and 31, 159,031 arrivals and 385,514 bed nights were recorded, which are respective increases of 13 percent and nine percent compared with the same time in 2017, HTZ said.
Foreign tourists accounted for 114,000 arrivals (+14%) and 289,000 bed nights (+12%). Most of the bed nights were generated by holidaymakers from Austria (56,000), followed by those from Slovenia (43,000), Italy (36,000), Germany (33,000) and Bosnia and Herzegovina (22,000).
The top 10 destinations during the Christmas and New Year holidays were Zagreb, Opatija, Dubrovnik, Poreč, Rovinj, Split, Mali Lošinj, Zadar, Umag and Crikvenica.
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