Croatia recorded 30.7 million tourist bed nights in August 2021, which is 46% more than in August 2020 and 93% of the result from August 2019, the Ministry of Tourism and Sport said on Wednesday.
A total of 4.3 million tourists visited Croatia in August 2021, which is an increase of 59% on 2020 and 86% of the result from August 2019. Foreign tourists generated 26.7 million bed nights and domestic tourists 4 million.
The largest number of bed nights (8.6 million) was registered in Istria County, ahead of Split-Dalmatia County (5.8 million), Primorje-Gorski Kotar County (5.7 million), Zadar County (4.8 million), Šibenik-Knin County (2.8 million) and Dubrovnik-Neretva County (1.9 million).
The most popular destinations were Dubrovnik (164,000 tourist arrivals), Split (160,000), Rovinj (149,000), Medulin and Poreč (both 125,000).
The majority of foreign tourists were Germans (1.1 million, or 83% more than in 2020), followed by Poles (338,000, +7%), Austrians (317,000, +182%), Czechs (250,000, +30%), Slovenians (239,000, the same as last year) and Italians (205,000, +100%).
In the first eight months of this year, 10.7 million tourists visited Croatia, generating 67.9 million bed nights, which is 56% more arrivals and 43% more bed nights than in the same period of last year.