Throughout 2018 almost 20 million tourists visited Croatia. According to latest figures released by the Croatian National Tourist Board there were 19.7 million tourists visiting Croatia in 2018 which is 6.5 percent more than in 2017. The number of overnight stays also increased in 2018 and reached 106 million bed nights, an increase of 4 percent in comparison to 2017.
The director of the Croatian Tourist Board, Kristjan Stanicic, commented that “the national tourist board would continue promoting Croatia's tourism in markets from which large numbers of tourists usually come to Croatia.”
The largest share of Croatia's visitors traditionally come from Germany, Austria, Slovenia, and Italy, and the tourist industry accounts for nearly 20 percent of the country's GDP.