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Croatian tourism has an encouraging start to August with more than 1 million arrivals Mark Thomas

Croatian tourism has an encouraging start to August with more than 1 million arrivals

By  Aug 10, 2020

More than a million tourist arrivals and 7.2 million overnight stays were realized in Croatia from August 1st to 9th, which is about 70 percent of last year's result achieved in the same period, according to the Croatian National Tourist Board (HTZ) on Monday.

The highest number of overnight stays was realized in Istria, 1.7 million, followed by Kvarner with 1.4 million overnight stays and the Split-Dalmatia and Zadar counties with 1.3 million each. 578 thousand overnight stays were recorded in the Šibenik-Knin County, 392 thousand overnight stays in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County, and 271 thousand overnight stays in the Lika-Senj County.

During the last weekend alone, from August 7 to 9, there were more than 323 thousand arrivals and 2.3 million overnight stays in Croatia, the CNTB added.

In the first nine days of August, there was an increase in arrivals from the markets of Germany, Slovenia and Poland, as well as an increase in the arrivals of domestic tourists.

Most tourist arrivals came from the German market, about 225,000, which is an increase of six percent compared to the same period from last year. This is followed by the domestic market with 178 thousand arrivals, a healthy jump of 18 percent, Slovenians 10 percent more, or 133 thousand, while the Polish market realized 109 thousand arrivals, 16 percent more than in the same period last year.

Looking at the destinations, so far in August most arrivals were made in Rovinj, Porec, Medulin, Crikvenica, Umag, Split, Dubrovnik, Zadar, Pula and Novalja.

"After an excellent July in which we achieved about 60 percent of last year's result, we recorded even better tourist trends in August and are currently at about 70 percent of last year's result. The markets that reacted best are territorially closer markets for which Croatian destinations are easily accessible and road. directions, such as Germany, Slovenia, Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary. We have directed our promotional and information campaigns towards these markets all the time, communicating that Croatia is a safe and well-prepared tourist destination. Also, with the increase in the number of airlines, tourist traffic in the southern parts of Dalmatia has intensified, "said CNTB Director Kristjan Stanicic in a statement, adding that Dubrovnik and London, for example, are currently connected with 44 flights a week.

Also, Staničić warns that it is extremely important that all citizens continue to behave responsibly and adhere to the prescribed epidemiological measures, because this is currently a prerequisite for the realization of tourist traffic in the country.

The Voice of Dubrovnik


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