According to the first data from the eVisitor system, in the period from the 1st of July till the 20th of July, Croatia achieved 2.4 million arrivals or 15.2 million overnight stays, reported the Croatian Tourist Board.
The most numerous tourists were from Germany followed by tourists from Slovenia, the Czech Republic, Poland and Austria. Croatian destinations with most overnight stays in the same period of July are Rovinj, Porec, Medulin, Dubrovnik, Umag, Mali Losinj and Crikvenica.
As far as the Croatian counties are concerned, the Istria county achieved the most overnight stays (4.15 million) where Germans, Slovenians and Austrians accounted for the largest percentage in the structure of overnights. In the same period the Primorje-Gorje county realized 3.08 million overnights with the same nationality structure of tourists. The Split-Dalmatia county achieved 2.84 million overnight stays with the largest number being Czechs, Polish and Slovakians. The Zadar county and the Sibenik-Knin county achieved 2.10 million overnight stays, the most numerous guests were from Germany, Slovenia, the Czech Republic and Poland.
''The latest results achieved in July indicate that our expectations and our announcements at the beginning of this season were accurate. We are very satisfied with a regularity of the tourist traffic in July and each day brings even more overnight stays in Croatia. On Monday, on the 18th of July, for the first time this year, we achieved more than 900,000 overnights in one day. We expect this figure to rise in days ahead of us and reach 1,000,000 overnights per day'', said Ratomir Ivcic, the director of the Croatian Tourist Board.
The eVisitor system enables detail insights in the various indicators of the tourist traffic such as a number of tourists by gender and age. According to this data the most numerous tourists by age were guests aged 35 to 54 followed by a young population aged 15 to 34 and children up to 14 years of age. On the other hand, data by gender show that equal number of arrivals of male and female tourists was achieved in July.