According to data from the eVisitor system in Zagreb County, in 2021 there were 87,5% more tourist arrivals and 49% more overnight stays compared to 2020. In 2021, domestic tourists had 59% more arrivals and 9% more overnight stays. Foreign tourists had 110% more arrivals and 91% more overnight stays compared to 2020.
Compared to the tourist results in 2019, 58% of arrivals and 69% of overnight stays in 2019 were realized last year. Most foreign tourists in 2021 were from Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, Italy, Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, the USA, France and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
According to the type of accommodation in 2021, most overnight stays were realized in hotels (40%), household facilities (25%), other catering facilities (19%) and camps (10%). The most visited destinations were Velika Gorica, Sveta Nedelja, Samobor, Jastrebarsko and Ivanić-Grad.
"Given that 2021 was also marked by the coronavirus pandemic, I believe that we can be very satisfied with the achieved tourist results. Zagreb County through various campaigns systematically works to promote and attract tourists to the green ring of Zagreb ", said the director of the Zagreb County Tourist Board Ivana Alilović, adding that the tourism sector has once again shown that it is adaptable and innovative and that synergies achieve the best results.
She added that last year in Zagreb County there was a growing interest in holiday homes that offer security, excellent service and an authentic experience.
Last year, Zagreb County awarded one million kuna in non-refundable grants to entrepreneurs in tourism to increase the standard and quality of service in its facilities through the renovation and equipment of accommodation units and the development and improvement of additional facilities such as swimming pools, wellness and other recreational, sports and entertainment content.
Cover photo: Jurinec photography, source: Zagreb County Tourist Board