According to the data of the eVisitor system, which contains the tourist traffic registered in commercial and non-commercial premises and nautical charter (the eCrew system), in the period from January to the end of October 19 million arrivals and 104.3 million overnight stays were registered in Croatia.
Of this, foreign tourists made 17 million arrivals and 92 million overnight stays, whilst a growth in arrivals by 9% and overnight stays by 6% was also noted amongst domestic tourists.
Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli emphasised that the achieved results are the proof of the successful positioning of Croatia as a quality all year round destination.
“The growth of tourism in October, as well as throughout the year is an excellent example of the change of the perception of Croatia as a tourist destination on the global tourist market, in other words, our increasingly better positioning as an all year round destination. I am especially pleased that during the previous month amongst the most numerous guests have been those from the USA, China and South Korea. This is one more confirmation of how our present activities and programmes aimed at the strengthening of our presence on distant markets and the improvement of air connections have given excellent results, and additional interest in Croatia also been shown by many the air travellers at the London tourist fair. This winter Croatia will be connected to more than 100 destinations throughout Europe and the world, and for the following year we will invest 40 million kunas in the existing air travel programme which I believe will contribute to even better results”, said Minister Cappelli.
During ten months the most overnight stays were made in Istria, whilst in Split-Dalmatia County 19.7 million stays were registered, in relation to 18.8 million overnight stays that were made in Kvarner. Then followed Zadar County with 14.4 million overnight stays and Dubrovnik-Neretva County with 8.7 million overnight stays. In Šibenik-Knin County 7.1 million overnight stays were registered, in Lika-Senj 3.3 million overnight stays, whilst in Zagreb 2.1 million overnight stays were made.
On the continent, not including Zagreb, the most overnight stays were made in Karlovac County (600,000), Krapina-Zagroje (295,000), Zagreb County (178,000), Osijek-Baranja County (170,000) and Međimurje County (163,000).
SOURCE: Croatian Tourist Board