According to data from the National Bureau of Statistics, In September, the Vukovar-Srijem County had the largest increase in the number of tourists on an annual basis compared to other Croatian counties. The number of arrivals increased by as much as 91,1 percent, and overnight stays by 97,5 percent.
Arrivals of domestic tourists increased by 80,3 percent, and overnight stays by 86,2 percent, while foreign arrivals increased by 129,1 percent, and overnight stays by 132,7 percent. In September, a total of 9 tourists visited the Vukovar-Srijem County, and 867 overnight stays were made. This growth trend is present throughout the year.
Compared to September of last year, the number of tourist arrivals and overnight stays increased in all counties. After the Vukovar-Srijem County, which recorded the largest increase in arrivals and overnight stays, Zagreb, City of Zagreb, Sisak-Moslavina, Dubrovnik-Neretva, and Virovitica-Podravine Counties follow in terms of arrivals. Virovitica-Podravine, Osijek-Baranja, Zagreb County, City of Zagreb, Sisak-Moslavina and Dubrovnik-Neretva County.
However, statistics are not the only indicator of the tourism success of the Vukovar-Srijem County. It was last month at the selection of this year's best sustainable cultural tourism destinations in Europe, he won the only prize ahead of the Republic of Croatia Museum of Vučedol culture, the only Croatian winner of the prestigious European award "Destination of Sustainable Cultural Tourism 2022", and the European Commission awarded that museum and archaeological site the European Heritage Label.