From 1 January until 29 July 2017 around 10 million tourists have visited Croatia, which is 18% more than in the same period last year.
It looks more likely now that this year will break all tourist records after another bumper weekend. On Saturday 185,000 tourists entered Croatia in the day, with the largest number headed for Istria.
With 51 million overnight stays in 2017, the record year is expected to bring in more than 10 billion euros in revenue generated from tourism.
Croatia’s Minister of Tourism, Gari Cappelli, says he is delighted with the numbers so far.
“We are expecting an increase in revenue, we will head towards more than 10 million euros, including revenue from foreign and local visitors,” he said.
More than 55,000 passengers passed through Split Airport this weekend, with the airport expecting 600,000 passengers in 2017 through Split Airport.
It is not only in the air where it is busy. Croatian Motorways have recorded growth of 7% in the number of cars on the motorways.
The Germans are still Croatia’s largest group of tourists, whilst there have been a large number of Italians, Slovenes, Austrians, Americans, Brits, Australians, and South Koreans this year.