It has certainly been a predictably challenging year for Croatia’s tourism industry, and new official figures just released highlight just how tough 2020 was. The Covid-19 pandemic wreaked havoc in the travel industry, although Croatia fared better than many of its competitors in the Mediterranean.
Data just released by the National Bureau of Statistics show that in the first nine months of this year 6.6 million tourists stayed in the country, and although that number might sound impressive it is a massive 63 percent less when compared with the same period from 2019. 39.7 million overnights stays were achieved across the country which is a drop of 54 percent in comparison to 2019.
The majority of tourists in the country were from Germany, 33 percent, followed by Slovenians, 13.5 percent, Polish, 12.4 percent and Czechs with 9.2 percent. The season was saved slightly by Croatian tourists, who generated 1.3 million overnight stays, which is a drop of 29 percent compared to 2019.