Over 600,000 international travelers visited Croatia in the first ten days of July, around half the figure during the same period last year, Breaking Travel News reported. 4.4 million overnight stays were registered from July 1st-10th. This was around 53% of the numbers achieved last year. These new numbers suggest that the tourism demand is increasing in the country.
What are the most popular destinations?
Istria, Primorsko-Goranska, and Zadar were among the most popular destinations, followed by Split-Dalmatia County, Šibenik-Knin County, and Dubrovnik-Neretva County. Currently, most international guests are from Germany, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Poland, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary.
Croatia National Tourist Board managing director, Kristjan Staničić said: “The largest tourist numbers have been recorded from those markets where we have carried out the most intensive promotional activities aimed at positioning our country as an interesting but above all a safe tourist destination.”
“The achieved results prove that we succeeded in that because Croatia is one of the few tourist destinations in the Mediterranean where tourist traffic is currently being realized. We expect guests from distant non-European markets, but also from the UK, France, or Scandinavia with increased number of direct lines from mid-July onwards, which will positively impact the overall numbers, especially the results for destinations in central and southern Dalmatia,” Staničić added.