first_imgAccording to the eVisitor system, which includes tourist traffic generated in commercial and non-commercial facilities and nautical charter (eCrew system), 4.4 million arrivals (+6 percent) and 31.8 million overnight stays (+6 percent) were realized in Croatia in August, while from January to August, 14.8 million arrivals (+14 percent) and 85 million overnight stays (+13 percent) were realized.These are the results presented today at the Ministry of Tourism by the Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli and the Director of the CNTB Head Office Kristjan Staničić.  “The tourist traffic records that have been following us since the beginning of the year confirm and justify the quality management of the tourist system, well-done promotional activities, strong investment in the quality of the offer and service, and the diversity of content in destinations. The announcements for the post-season are excellent and this strong double-digit growth in tourist traffic brings us, for the first time in Croatian history, to the figure of 100 million overnight stays. Also, at the level of the whole year, we expect higher tourist growth than the European average. This is the direction in which we want to go further, because only with dedicated and quality work of all stakeholders in tourism can Croatia become an even more competitive tourist destination.”, said Minister Cappelli.Director Staničić also agreed with the minister, adding that positive trends are expected in the coming months, especially in September. “The main part of this tourist year really met our expectations because Croatian tourism grew at high rates and during the main summer months when our capacities are traditionally the most filled. These days, more than 500 thousand tourists stay in Croatia, so we expect very good results during the month of September, which is becoming more and more important for our overall results. The goal is to bring this year to a successful end and to be ready to enter 2018, for which we have already started with certain preparations.”, concluded director Staničić.Record AugustOf the total number of arrivals and overnight stays in August, foreign tourists realized 4.1 million arrivals (+6 percent) and 28.2 million overnight stays (+6 percent), and domestic tourists also increased with a growth of 1.4 percent in arrivals and 8 percent in overnight stays. Thus, in August, the highest number of overnight stays was realized in Istria (8.6 million overnight stays), Kvarner (6.1 million overnight stays) and in the Split-Dalmatia County (6 million overnight stays). They are followed by Zadar County with 4.7 million overnight stays, Šibenik-Knin County with 2.4 million overnight stays, Dubrovnik-Neretva County with 2.2 million overnight stays, Lika-Senj County with 1.5 million overnight stays and Zagreb with 250 thousand overnight stays. In August, not counting the city of Zagreb, a total of 316 thousand overnight stays were realized on the continent (an increase of 12 percent), and most overnight stays were realized in Karlovac (150 thousand overnight stays), Krapina-Zagorje (43 thousand overnight stays) and Međimurje County. overnight stays). Looking at the destinations, most overnight stays in August were realized in Rovinj, Medulin, Poreč, Dubrovnik, Umag and Crikvenica.During August, most overnight stays were realized by tourists from Germany (6.8 million overnight stays), Slovenia (3 million overnight stays), Italy (2.8 million overnight stays), Poland (2.2 million overnight stays) and Austria (2 million overnight stays). Out of the total number of overnight stays, most of them were realized in household facilities (13 million overnight stays), camps (6.2 million overnight stays) and hotels (5 million overnight stays), while more than 720 thousand overnight stays (+13 percent) were realized in nautical charter.At the annual level, 85 million realized overnight staysLooking at the period from January to August, foreign tourists made 13.3 million arrivals (+14 percent) and 75.3 million overnight stays (+13 percent), while domestic tourists also recorded increases of 9 percent in arrivals and 13 percent in overnight stays. In the period from January to August, most overnight stays were realized in Istria (23.4 million overnight stays), Kvarner (15.8 million overnight stays) and Split-Dalmatia County (15.7 million overnight stays). They are followed by Zadar County with 11.6 million overnight stays, Dubrovnik-Neretva County with 6.7 million overnight stays, Šibenik-Knin County with 6 million overnight stays, Lika-Senj County with 2.8 million overnight stays and Zagreb with 1.5 million overnight stays. 1.4 million overnight stays were realized on the continent (+18 percent), and the highest number of overnight stays was realized in Karlovac County (470 thousand overnight stays), Krapina-Zagorje County (221 thousand overnight stays) and Osijek-Baranja County (118 thousand overnight stays).During the first eight months, most overnight stays were realized by tourists from Germany (16.6 million overnight stays), Slovenia (8.9 million overnight stays), Austria (6.2 million overnight stays), Poland (5.6 million overnight stays) and Italy (4.7 million overnight stays). overnight stays are Rovinj, Dubrovnik, Poreč, Medulin, Umag, Split, Mali Lošinj, Crikvenica, Pula and Novalja. Out of the total number of overnight stays, most of them were realized in household facilities (10 million overnight stays), hotels (31 million overnight stays) and camps (19 million overnight stays), while 16.3 million overnight stays (+2.4 percent) were realized in nautical charter.Attachment: RESULTS OF TOURIST TRAFFIC IN THE FIRST EIGHT MONTHSlast_img

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