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15 Million Tourists Visit Croatia in 2017

Dubrovnik was again busy this year (photo credit: Alex Cote)

Croatia’s Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli has presented the tourist results for August and the first 8 months of the year.

The results revealed that it has been a record year for tourism in Croatia across all major segments.

In the first 8 months of 2017, a record 15 million tourists have visited Croatia, which is 14% more than the same time last year. Overnight stays were up 13% to a record 85 million in the first 8 months.

Skradinski buk (photo: @theworldwith_us / Instagram)

In August alone there were 4.4 million arrivals, up 6% from last year in August, whilst overnight stays hit 32 million, up also 6%.

Records continue to be broken

The Germans were still the No.1 tourists for numbers, with 16% more than the same period last year. There were 27% more tourists from the UK in the first 8 months compared to 2016 and 24% from Poland.

Local tourists were up 9% from last year with Rovinj in Istria the most popular destination so far this year.


Income generated from tourism is expected to exceed 10 billion euros in 2017. Last year 16.3 million tourists visited Croatia, a record which will be easily broken this year when the final figures are released in January 2018.


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