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Dubrovnik tourist season starts in fine form with Brits most numerous

Written by  Apr 11, 2022

The historic Old City centre of Dubrovnik feels like the height of the season is already here, café bars spilling out onto the pavements, restaurants full and groups of tourists soaking up the sights. And according to official figures from the eVisitor system there were over 6,000 tourists in Dubrovnik last weekend. This number represents five and a half times more when compared with the same weekend from last year, although any comparison to the last two years is problematic.

The flights have started in earnest and last weekend there were almost 60 planes arriving at the airport, with a large number of those flights from the UK, with British Airways, easyJet and all operating busy schedules. And over the next few days more international airlines will start their summer flights schedule. Indications of 20 percent more tourists this year compared to last year seem to be fairly accurate.

And this is reflected in the most numerous guests in the city, in terms of nationality, with Brits leading the way, followed by tourists from Croatia, Germany, USA, Ireland, Belgium, France, Spain, Austria and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Last weekend there were around 4,000 tourists in Dubrovnik so in just a week tourism has increased by 50 percent.

Still behind 2019 tourist figures 

And as Easter is the tradition start of the tourist season in the far south of Croatia we can expect even more tourist this coming weekend. “It’s busy. We really can’t complain. Most of our guests are from the UK,” explained a local café bar owner to us.

Since the beginning of the year, there have been close to 57,000 tourist arrivals and 150,000 overnight stays, which is four times more than in the same period last year, and 58 percent of tourist traffic in the first three months and the first ten days of April 2019. Highlighting that there is still some way to go to get back to the figures from the record breaking pre-pandemic year of 2019.

The Voice of Dubrovnik


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