Croatia’s excellent tourism results this year are also confirmed by trends from individual markets, among which is the Austrian market, from which 1,426,514 arrivals and 7,769,322 overnight stays have been achieved so far in 2022.
Compared to the same period in 2019, the above represents growth of 5 percent in terms of arrivals and overnight stays, and a special success is represented by overnight stays, which in the current part of 2022 have been realised more than in all of 2019, when Austrians realised 7,762,916 overnight stays.
“The achieved results in overnight stays confirm that Croatia has almost completely recovered as a tourist destination on the Austrian market, i.e. that it achieved a better result than was the case in the record and pre-pandemic year of 2019. We expect the continuation of positive trends during the next year, in which our country to have a particularly pronounced visibility and promotion. Namely, next year, Croatia is a partner country at one of the largest and most important tourist fairs – the Ferien-Messe, a tourist fair for business and the general public, which will be held in Vienna from March 16 to 19,” said Branimir Tončinić, director of the Croatian Tourist Board office in Austria, adding that Austria, along with Germany, and Slovenia, is among the top three foreign markets for Croatian tourism.
According to data from the eVisitor system, Austrians spent the most overnight stays in Istria (3.6 million overnight stays), in Kvarner (1.8 million overnight stays) and in Zadar County (819 thousand overnight stays), and among the more popular destinations were Rovinj, Poreč, Medulin, Umag, Mali Lošinj, Opatija and Zadar.
Looking at the type of accommodation, Austrians spent the most nights in hotels, campsites and private accommodation, while they spent almost 430 thousand nights in nautical charters, which in compared to the same period in 2019, it represents a growth of 5 percent.