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11.59 Million Tourists This Year in Croatia – 5.2% Growth

Croatia“I am extremely pleased. We have noted a positive trend in the first nine months (of the year), as well as in September, which is a good message to investors, said Tourism Minister Darko Lorencin on Tuesday, after the Tourism Ministry presented its data from the first nine months of the year at a press conference in Rovnij.

Croatia has welcomed 11,589,272 tourists in the first 9 months of 2013, up 5.2% from last year. Up also were the overnight stays (3.93% to 69.343,607), and also income generated from tourism. Also, the number of people employed in tourism in Croatia rose in 2013 by 17%.  There were 6% more foreign tourists this year in Croatia, making up 10,525,621 of the total arrivals. Increase in tourist traffic (overnight stays) in the period from January to September was achieved in the markets of Austria (3%), Czech Republic (3%), Germany (3.6%), France (5%), Hungary (8%), Poland (20%), Great Britain (26%), Ireland (30%) and Sweden (30%).

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