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83,000 Christmas & New Year Tourists Visiting Croatia


A great finish to an excellent year for tourism in Croatia…

The Croatian Ministry of Tourism has announced that between the holiday period of 23 December – 3 January, around 83,000 tourists will visit Croatia, 8% more than the same period last year.

Good weather on the Dalmatian coast and in Istria, and Zagreb’s award-winning advent offer has helped the excellent end to what has been a great year for tourism in Croatia.

The 83,000 tourists over the holiday period will realise 223,000 overnight stays, 7.5% more than which was realised in the same period last year.

The Kvarner region is one of the most popular spots this festive season, with an expected 58,000 overnight stays expected to be realised. Istria is also very popular with 56,000 overnight stays set to be recorded. Zagreb is expected to achieve just over 40,000 overnight stays in that period.

“We are at the end of one very successful Croatian tourism year, and we are encouraged by the good results as we enter into 2016, a year which we have to defend this year’s figures, and to ensure the continuation of the growth trend of tourist traffic. It will not be an easy task, but I am sure that Croatian tourism professionals, as they have done every time so far, will do an excellent job,” said Croatian Tourist Board Director Ratomir Ivičić.

(photo credit/zagrebtouristboard)

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