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16th July 2020.
TOURISM
Over one million tourist arrivals in Croatia so far in July


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According to the eVisitor system, which includes tourist traffic in the commercial and non-commercial segment and nautical charter, more than a million tourist arrivals were recorded so far in Croatia in July, which is 47% of the arrivals recorded during the same period last year.

More than 7.2 million tourist overnights were realized, which is approximately 55% of last year’s result.

Of the total number of arrivals, foreign tourists accounted for 875,000 arrivals (44 percent of last year’s result) and 6.2 million overnights (53 percent of last year’s result), while domestic tourist traffic was at 80 percent of last year’s traffic measured by arrivals and 73 percent of overnights.

“Almost 550,000 tourists are staying in Croatia on a daily basis, of which about 460,000 are foreign guests. During the second half of July, and especially in August, we expect that the number of guests in Croatian destinations will continue to grow, and this confirms the good international market position of our country, which is one of the few tourist destinations in the Mediterranean where tourist traffic is being realized,” said the Director of the Croatian National Tourist Board, Kristjan Staničić.

To-date this July, namely for the period from the 1st to the 15th of July, in terms of the absolute number of overnight stays, the largest number of visitors are from Germany, which achieved 86 percent of last year’s result, followed by Slovenia with 83 percent of last year’s result and the Czech Republic with 69 percent of last year’s result in the same period. The destinations with the highest number of overnight stays so far in July are Vir, Rovinj, Medulin, Mali Lošinj and Poreč.(croatiaweek.com)

This summer Croatia is the number one foreign destination for Germans travelling abroad by car or second overall, after Germany itself, while Istria is the most popular among domestic and foreign regions, according to Germany's ADAC motor club, Croatia's National Tourist Board (HTZ) has said.

According to the ADAC Routeplanner survey, which encompassed 85,000 queries made in May and June by German drivers about their summer holiday destinations, 14% of the queries were about Croatia, compared to 9% in 2019.

The majority of the queries (37%) were about Germany, while Croatia was the first choice abroad (14%), followed by Turkey (11.5%).

Commenting on ADAC's survey, HTZ director Kristjan Stanicic underscored that Germany is Croatia's most important tourist market and that Germans' interest in holidaying in Croatia has not waned despite the current situation.

Istria hit destination in the region, Dalmatia third most popular

According to ADAC's survey, Istria continues to be the most popular destination in the region for Germans to spend their summer holiday and this year it is the hit destination of all regions, including Germany and destinations abroad, HTZ underlined, adding the Upper Bavaria ranked second and Dalmatia third. (Hina)



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