ZAGREB, 8 August 2021 – Croatia’s better than expected tourist season has continued in the first part of August with a symbolic number of 1 million tourists currently in the country passed.
There are currently 1,055,000 tourists in Croatia, of which 886,000 are foreign and 169,000 domestic, the Ministry of Tourism and Sports reported on Sunday.
The most numerous foreign tourists are Germans, of whom there are currently 257,000 in Croatia, followed by Slovenes (125,000), Poles (81,000) and Austrians (68,000).
Most tourists currently stay in Istria (271,000), Primorje-Gorski Kotar (180,000) and Split-Dalmatia County (170,000).
Since the beginning of the year, there have been 7.4 million arrivals and 44.5 million overnight stays, or 58 percent of arrivals and 68 percent of overnight stays in the same period in 2019, the statement said.
In August, 981,000 arrivals and 7.4 million overnight stays were realised in the first seven days, which is 78 percent of arrivals and 91 percent of overnight stays which was realised in the first week of August 2019, which was a record year for tourism in Croatia.