According to the latest data from the eVisitor system, 4.4 million arrivals were realized in Croatia during this August, or 6 percent more in comparison to the same month from last year.
In the period from January to August 2017, the country recorded 14.8 million arrivals (+14%) and 85 million overnight stays (+13%).
The Croatian Minster of Tourism, Gari Cappeli, presented the latest results by saying that they only confirm the quality management of the tourism system, well-organized promotional activities, strong investment in the quality of the offer and the services as well as the diversity of contents in destinations.
''So far, the announcements for the upcoming off-season period are excellent. This powerful increase in tourist traffic is approaching us, for the first time in our history, to the figure of a 100 million overnight stays. At the annual level, we also expect this tourist growth to be higher than the European average. This is the direction in which we want to go further because only the dedicated and quality work of all participants in tourism will make Croatia even more competitive tourist destination'', commented Cappelli.
The released data show that out of the total number of arrivals and overnight stays in August, foreign tourists realized 4,1 million arrivals (+6%) and 28,2 million overnight stays (+6%), whilst domestic tourists also recorded an increase of 1,4 percent in arrivals and 8 percent in overnight stays.
2.2 million overnight stays so far this year in the Dubrovnik - Neretva County
The highest number of overnight stays in August was realized in Istria (8,6 million), in the Kvarner region (6,1 million) and in the Split-Dalmatia County (6 million). The Zadar County recorded 4,7 million overnight stays, the Sibenik-Knin County 2,4 million, the Dubrovnik-Neretva County 2,2 million, and the Lika-Senj County 1,5 million overnight stays.
The most numerous tourists in August by the number of overnight stays were Germans (6,8 million), Slovenians (3 million), Italians (2,8 million), the Poles (2,2 million) and Austrians (2 million).
By accommodation, the highest number of overnight stays was realized in household accommodation (13 million), camps (6,2 million) and hotels (5 million), whilst more than 720,000 overnight stays (+13%) were realized in nautical charter.
In the first eight months of 2017, foreign tourists achieved 13,3 million arrivals (+14%) and 75,3 million overnight stays (+13%). Domestic tourists also recorded an increase by 9 percent in arrivals and 13 percent in overnight stays.
In this period, the highest number of overnight stays was realized in Istria (23,4 million), Kvarner (15,8 million) and the Split-Dalmatia County (15,7 million). They were followed by the Zadar County with 11,6 million overnight stays, the Dubrovnik-Neretva County (6,7 million), the Sibenik-Knin County (6 million), the Lika-Senj County (2,8 million) and Zagreb with 1,5 million overnight stays.