According to eVisitor, a system which contains tourist traffic in the commercial and non-commercial segment, as well as in the nautical charter, the number of overnight stays in Croatia exceeded 100 million this weekend. This is a great result, since the number of 100 million overnight stays was exceeded a week later last year, on September 28th. This confirms that even in this very challenging and demanding tourist year, the Croatian tourism sector is producing extremely positive results.
-Positive indicators so far about the realized tourist traffic, but also financial ones, are proof that Croatia is excellently positioned on the world tourist market. We will continue to guide our tourism policy in the direction of sustainable and responsible tourism with the aim of improving the quality of the overall offer - said the Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli.
-The realization of 100 million overnight stays a week earlier than last year is a great result of Croatian tourism and a clear indication that our country is in a stable position on a very competitive international market. In order to keep up with the positive trends, we are already working very intensively on the preparation of the 2020 tourism year, while a major campaign for the promotion of the season is still underway - said Croatian Tourist Board Director Kristjan Stanicic, noting that the results achieved so far confirm that Croatia is increasingly perceived as a year-round tourist destination in numerous broadcast markets.
Also,in the previous part of the year, more precisely: from January 1st to September 22nd, according to the first and incomplete data of the eVisitor system, 18.3 million arrivals and almost 101 million overnight stays in Croatia were recorded, which represents an increase from the same period last year, four percent in arrivals and two percent in overnight stays. In the same period, most overnight stays were realized from the markets of Germany, Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, Poland and Italy, while the destinations where the most overnight stays were recorded were Dubrovnik, Rovinj, Porec, Split and Medulin.