Croatia registered more than 20 million tourist arrivals to this date, which is the country’s new record.
According to the first available data from the eVisitor system, which contains tourist traffic collected among the commercial and non-commercial segments and nautical charters, Croatia registered 20,013,805 arrivals (+5%) and 107,031,617 overnight stays (+2%) which is the country’s record achievement in one year. At the same time, on this day 107 million overnight stays were registered across the country.
“Croatian tourism has reached a new level over the last few years. Numerous new high quality accommodation facilities that have been opened made tourism a main economic growth generator. This historic result, made during a challenging year in which 20 million tourist arrivals were registered, has confirmed a great synergy between private and public sectors which made the results possible. The Government of the Republic of Croatia is aware of the importance of tourism and that’s why it will continue to work on the competitiveness of the sector, in cooperation with the stakeholders, to set an example of its quality and success. This record will be a motivation for anyone who continues to further develop Croatian tourism“, concluded Gari Cappelli, Minister of Tourism.
“Having exceeded last year’s numbers early this October, these 20 million tourist arrivals further confirm the strength and stability of the tourism sector which, in this very challenging year, achieved excellent results. We are facing a high demand in the next year’s goal to maintain the positive trends, and we hope to work with many potential partners we talked to during, one of the largest tourist expos, WTM in London as well as during the China International Import Expo, which is currently taking place in Shanghai“, said Kristjan Stanicic, the director of Croatian National Tourist Board. He also added that numerous tour operators and airline companies are announcing next year’s extensions of their programs to Croatia.
In the current part of the year the largest revenue was generated from the German, Croatian, Slovenian, Austrian, Polish, Italian, Czech and UK markets. As for the non-European countries, most tourist came from USA, Australia, Canada, South Korea and China. Dubrovnik, Rovinj, Porec, Split and Medulin registered the most overnight stays.