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Fewer Tourists in July But Up Overall

HideoutCroatia’s Minister of Tourism Darko Lorencin has held a press conference on Friday in Split were he has presented results from the 2014 tourism season for the first 7 months of the year…

Despite a drop in arrivals and overnight stays in July, tourism is up on a yearly level. July saw a drop of 0.4% in arrivals, and a 2% drop in overnight stays, but overall in the first 7 months of 2014 there were 3.5% more arrivals and 1% more overnight stays compared to the same period last year.

From January to the end of July there has been 6,944,827 arrivals in Zagreb and on the Croatia’s Adriatic coast, up 3.5% from last year. The number of local tourists is also up (0.2%) and totalled 744,560, whilst foreign arrivals (6,200,267) were up 4%. Dubrovnik once again is the most popular destination spot in the country.

How the regions fared in July:
Istria – down 7%
Split-Dalmatia – up 7%
Kvarner – down 8%
Zadar – up 5%
Dubrovnik-Neretva – up 7%
Šibenik-Knin – down 2%
Lika-Senj – up 1%
Dalmatia – up 11%
Adriatic coast in general – down 1%
Zagreb – up 11%

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