The first eight months of 2019 show a 5 percent increase in the number of tourists in Croatia

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Published: Tue, 10.09.2019 - 11:20

According to data from the eVisitor system which shows the generated traffic in commercial and non-commercial facilities and nautical charter service (eCrew system), from January through the end of August 16.5 million arrivals were recorded (+ 5 percent) and 90.1 million overnight stays (+ 2 percent) in Croatia. Foreign Tourists made up 14.7 million of arrivals (+ 5 percent) and 79.1 million of overnight stays (+ 1 percent), and there was also a 10 percent increase in arrivals and a 7 percent increase in overnight stays among domestic tourists.

During the first eight months of 2019 the highest number of overnight stays was recorded in Istria (24.3 million), in Split-Dalmatia County there were 16.9 million overnight stays, while the Kvarner region recorded 16.2 million overnight stays. They are followed by the Zadar County with 12.9 million overnight stays and the Dubrovnik-Neretva County with 7.2 million overnight stays. The Šibenik-Knin County recorded 6.2 million overnight stays, while the Lika-Senj County had 3 million overnight stays and the city of Zagreb 1.7 million overnight stays. In continental Croatia, not including Zagreb, 840,000 arrivals (+ 8 percent) and 1.7 million overnight stays (+ 8 percent) were recorded, while among counties the highest numbers of overnight stays were recorded in the Karlovac (511,000), Krapina-Zagorje, Zagreb (157,000), Osijek-Baranja (145,000) and Međimurje Counties (144,000). 

At the national level, during the first eight months the most overnight stays were recorded from the markets of Germany (17 million), Slovenia (9.5 million), Austria (6.3 million), Poland (5.4 million), Italy (4.9 million), the Czech Republic (4.7 million) and the United Kingdom (3.5 million), and according to the type of accommodation, the highest number of overnight stays was recorded in household facilities (34.5 million), hotels (19.4 million) and camping sites (16.2 million). Going by the number of overnight stays, the top destinations in the first eight months were Dubrovnik, Rovinj, Poreč, Split and Medulin.