Croatia recorded more than 157 thousand tourist overnights over the first weekend of May

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Published: Mon, 03.05.2021 - 16:51
Hrvoje Serdar

According to the eVisitor system - which records tourist traffic generated in commercial and non-commercial facilities and nautical charter (eCrew system), during the first weekend in May, i.e. from Friday, April 30th to Monday, May 3rd 2021 Croatia recorded 41,400 arrivals and more than 157,000 overnights. Of that, foreign tourists accounted almost 23,000 arrivals and 112,000 overnights.

Over the weekend, the majority of tourist overnights were recorded in Istria, Kvarner, Split-Dalmatia County and Zadar County, as for destinations, most overnights were recorded in Rovinj, Zagreb, Poreč, Zadar, Dubrovnik, Mali Lošinj and Split. In terms of markets, for the same period, the largest number of overnights was recorded by domestic tourists, followed by tourists from Slovenia, Poland and Germany, and when looking at accommodation types most overnights were recorded in hotels, camps and household facilities.

During the first four months more than 2 million tourist overnights were recorded in Croatia

Let us add that in the period from January to the end of April, there were 592,000 arrivals and over 2 million overnights in Croatia (which is 90 percent of arrivals from the same period last year), of which foreign guests accounted for 203,000 arrivals and more than 1 million overnights. Most overnights were recorded in Istria, Kvarner and Split-Dalmatia County, as for destinations in Zagreb, Rovinj, Split, Zadar, Poreč, Opatija and Dubrovnik. The majority of overnights were recorded by tourists from Germany, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, the Czech Republic, Austria and the USA.

Looking at April alone, there were 239,000 arrivals and 846,000 overnights, of which foreign guests accounted for more than 111,000 arrivals and more than 523,000 overnights. “Despite the still present pandemic, we have four successful months behind us with more than 2 million tourist overnights. Croatia is recognized as a responsible and safe tourist destination, which reaffirms the importance of the efforts we made in creating the optimal preconditions for tourists and our fellow citizens. Through the synergy and cooperation of the entire tourism sector, as well as through the project Safe stay in Croatia, the vaccination of the tourism sector and setting up additional points for testing tourists in larger tourist centres, we have shown that Croatia is fully prepared for a greater start in tourism. We are pleased with the interest of guests from Germany, Austria, Poland and Slovenia. I believe that this positive trend will continue, with a favourable epidemiological situation”, said Minister Brnjac.

“This weekend was also the first weekend in this tourist year in which we had more than 50,000 tourists on a daily basis in the country. We can be satisfied with these results, especially when we remember the same period last year when, due to the lockdown and the measures that were in force, we almost did not realize any tourist traffic. These are positive trends that awake optimism towards the main summer tourist season, but also towards the upcoming feasts of Ascension and the Feast of Pentecost and Corpus Christi, in May and June, when we expect guests from Austria, Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, Poland and France”, said the Director of the Croatian National Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić.