"For this excellent tourism season that is behind us all of the employees in tourism need to be praised because they have invested so much into the tourist offer,” commented the Prefect of the Dubrovnik – Neretva County, Nikola Dobroslavic, at the seventh annual session of the Dubrovnik – Neretva County tourist board.
The meeting, which took place yesterday in the Valamar Lacroma Hotel, concluded all the tourism figures for the county for 2017. A total of 1.9 million tourist arrivals were recorded, which is a 15 percent increase over last year, and an impressive 8.3 million overnight stays were achieved, 12 percent more than 2016. The director of the county tourist board, Vladimir Bakic, said that the season was very successful and that the indicators for 2018 were even more impressive.
The largest number of tourists, in terms of nationality, in 2017 were from the UK and in total they made up 1.8 million overnight stays.
Breaking down the figures the county tourist board added that there are 22,500 hotel beds in the county and last year they achieved 3.5 million overnight stays, an increase of 31 percent over last year. In private accommodation there are 44,000 beds and they achieved 3.3 million overnight stays last year.
Nikola Dobroslavic addresses the meeting in Valamar Lacroma - Photo Zeljko Tutnjevic