In October, the largest growth from the markets of China, Ukraine, Russia and the United States

first_imgAccording to the data of the eVisitor system, which contains tourist traffic realized in commercial and non-commercial facilities and nautical charter (eCrew system), in Croatia in the period  from January to the end of October, 19 million arrivals (+ 6%) and 104.3 million overnight stays (+ 4%) were realized. Out of that, foreign tourists realized 17 million arrivals (+ 6%) and 92 million overnight stays (+ 4%), while domestic tourists also recorded increases in arrivals by 9% and in overnight stays by 6%. During the ten months, the highest number of overnight stays was realized in Istria (28.2 million), while in the Split-Dalmatia County 19.7 million overnight stays were realized, ie 18.8 million overnight stays in Kvarner. They are followed by Zadar County with 14.4 million overnight stays and Dubrovnik-Neretva County with 8.7 million overnight stays. 7.1 million overnight stays were realized in Šibenik-Knin County, 3.3 million overnight stays in Lika-Senj County, while 2.1 million overnight stays were realized in Zagreb. On the continent, not including Zagreb, most overnight stays were realized in Karlovac (600.000), Krapina-Zagorje (295.000), Zagreb (178.000), Osijek-Baranja (170.000) and Međimurje counties (163.000).Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli emphasized that the achieved results are proof of Croatia’s successful positioning as a quality year-round destination. “The growth of tourist arrivals in October, as well as in the whole year, is an excellent example of the change in the perception of Croatia as a tourist destination on the world tourist market, ie our ever better positioning as a year-round destination. I am especially pleased that during the previous month, among the most numerous guests were those from the USA, China and South Korea. This is another confirmation that our activities and programs aimed at strengthening our presence in distant markets and improving air connectivity have given excellent results, and additional interest in Croatia has been expressed by many airlines at the London Tourism Fair. This winter, Croatia will be connected to over 100 destinations across Europe and the world, and next year we will invest 40 million kuna in the existing air program, which I believe will contribute to even better results.”, Said Minister Cappelli.  “During the first ten months, the majority of tourist traffic was registered in commercial accommodation facilities, which accounted for a high share of 85 percent of total traffic. The structure of commercial accommodation is dominated by turnover in family accommodation with a share of 43 percent, followed by hotels with 27 percent and camps with a 21 percent share in the total realized traffic in the commercial segment. That is why further strengthening and raising the quality of the accommodation offer is imposed as a strategic goal, which in combination with the focused promotion of selective forms of tourism and the opening of new markets to Croatian tourism will ensure further growth and sustainable development.”, emphasized the director of the CNTB Kristjan Staničić, adding that the implementation of two promotional campaigns is underway, one for health tourism which is implemented in six markets until December 6 and the other which is focused on the promotion of MICE tourism and which is implemented until the end of December in markets such as the USA, France, Germany, Austria, the UK, etc.     At the national level, during the first ten months, most overnight stays were realized from the markets of Germany (21 million), Slovenia (10.4 million), Austria (7.6 million), Poland (6.3 million) and the Czech Republic (5.5 million). nights realized in  in households (37.8 million) and in hotels (24.4 million) and camps (18.9 million). Top destinations in the first ten months according to the criteria of realized overnight stays are Dubrovnik, Rovinj, Poreč, Split and Medulin. In October, there were 13 percent more arrivalsIn October, there were 997.000 arrivals and 3.4 million overnight stays in Croatia, which compared to October 2017 represents an increase of 13% in arrivals and 9% in overnight stays. In the same month, the highest number of overnight stays was realized in the Split-Dalmatia County (668.000 overnight stays) and in Istria (610.000 overnight stays) and the Dubrovnik-Neretva County (575.000 overnight stays). They are followed by Kvarner with 484.000 overnight stays, Zadar County with 378.000 overnight stays, Zagreb with 224.000 overnight stays, Šibenik-Knin County with 195.000 overnight stays and Lika-Senj County with 73.000 overnight stays. In October, the highest number of overnight stays on the continent was in Karlovac (30.000), Krapina-Zagorje (29.000), Osijek-Baranja (22.000), Zagreb (18.000) and Međimurje counties (15.000).The top destinations in October according to the criteria of realized overnight stays are Dubrovnik, Zagreb and Split, and the largest growth in the number of arrivals and overnight stays in October was recorded from the markets of China, Ukraine, Russia, USA, Canada, France and Germany.last_img

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