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Dubrovnik in 2016: First Time 1 Million Tourists Visit the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’

Dubrovnik (screenshot: DTB)

For the first time in its history the southern Dalmatian city of Dubrovnik had over 1 million visitors.

According to data from the Dubrovnik Tourist Board, from 1 January to 31 December there were 1,013.030 tourist arrivals to the city dubbed the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’, which was 12% more than in 2015.

It was the first time in the city’s history that it has passed the milestone of one million visitors in a year.

During 2016 there were 3,481,513 overnight stays recorded in Dubrovnik, 13% more than last year, with the most arrivals coming from UK, Germany, USA, France, Croatia, Spain, Sweden, Finland, Australia and Italy.

Dubrovnik attracting more people outside of the summer season (photo credit; Twang_Dunga under Creative Commons license)

During the New Year’s festive period Dubrovnik welcomed 4,838 tourists, which was 9% more than New Year’s Eve 2016.

The largest tourists over New Year’s came from Croatia,Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Portugal, Albania, USA, Austria, Italy, Spain and Germany.

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