In Croatia, in the period from January to the end of August, according to the eVisitor system, which includes tourist traffic in commercial and non-commercial facilities and nautical charter (eCrew system), 6.8 million arrivals and 47.6 million overnight stays were realised.
This is 41 percent of arrivals and 53 percent of overnight stays of those in the same period in 2019. The results in Croatia so far have exceeded the initial forecasts of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) of 30 percent of last year’s tourist traffic.
During the first eight months of 2020, most overnight stays were in Istria (11.9 million), in the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County (9.7 million), while in Zadar County 8.6 million overnight stays were realised.
They are followed by Split-Dalmatia County with 8.3 million overnight stays and Šibenik-Knin County with 3.6 million, Dubrovnik-Neretva County (2.5 million), Lika-Senj County (1.7 million), while Zagreb had 550,000 overnight stays and other continental counties 835,000 overnight stays.
At the national level, during the first eight months, most overnight stays were from the markets of Germany (11.2 million), Slovenia (7.6 million), Poland (4 million), the Czech Republic (3.1 million), and Austria (2.3 million), Italy (1.4 million), Hungary (1.3 million) and Slovakia (1.1 million), and looking at the accommodation segment, most overnight stays were in household facilities (20.3 million) and campsites million) and hotels (5.9 million).
The top destinations in the first eight months according to the criteria of realised overnight stays are Vir, Rovinj, Medulin, Poreč, Crikvenica and Mali Lošinj.
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