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Croatia announces best ever summer for tourism revenue 

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ZAGREB, 1 January 2022 – Croatia generated more revenue from foreign tourists during the summer months of 2021 than it ever has in the past, the Ministry of Tourism confirmed in a statement on Friday. 

According to the Croatian National Bank (CNB), in the third quarter of 2021, during the summer months of July, August and September, revenues from foreign tourists amounted to 6 billion and 775 million euros, which represents growth of 100 percent of revenues generated during the same period in 2020, or 3 billion and 386 million euros more. 

Compared to the third quarter of 2019, which was a record year for Croatian tourism, revenue growth of 2 percent was achieved, or EUR 148 million more generated than in the third quarter of 2019 when EUR 6 billion and 627 million in revenue was generated.

In the first nine months of 2021, revenues from foreign tourists amounted to 8 billion and 268 million euros, which represents growth of 90 percent of revenues generated during the same period in 2020, or 3 billion and 929 million euros more. 

Compared to the first nine months of 2019, 88 percent of the revenues in that year were generated in the same period in 2021. 

“Congratulations to all tourism workers and the entire sector on a great tourist year. Not only are we close to 2019 in terms of revenue in this tourist year, but we have also achieved the best results so far during the summer months. Namely, with almost 6.8 billion euros in revenue from foreign tourists, this summer is the most successful tourist summer in Croatia so far and we can all be proud of that,” said the Minister of Tourism and Sport Nikolina Brnjac.

“During 2021, Croatia built the image of a safe destination and we must continue to work on that,” Brnjac added before wishing everyone a happy new year. 

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