After a very successful tourist season, Poreč continued to achieve excellent tourist results in the post-season, and from October 1 to 22, 103.000 overnight stays were realized in the destination, i.e. an increase of 19% compared to 2022.
The most numerous were guests from Germany, with an increase of 16%, in second place are guests from Croatia with an increase of 16%, in third place are guests from Austria with an increase of as much as 24%. Guests from neighboring Slovenia are in fourth place in terms of overnight stays with an increase of 18%. Guests from Italy follow with an increase of 22%.
According to sales channels, the most overnight stays were realized in hotel accommodation (ind 116), private accommodation with an increase of 29% compared to 2022, and non-commercial accommodation with an increase of 2%.
But behind the mere statistics, it is important to highlight what is behind these record numbers in the postseason sports tourism. If any destination has positioned itself through sports tourism, it is the city of Poreč. And this is the best proof of that thesis.
"Tourist results speak in favor of the extension of the tourist season, all thanks to the high-quality facilities that are the reason for the arrival of a large number of visitors to the destination. First of all, it is the sports events that achieved the highest number of overnight stays in October." they state from TZG Poreč.
In October, Poreč hosted two sports mega events - Istria300 i Blue Lagoon IRONMAN 70.3.