It has been a good start to the tourist season in Croatia according to statistics from the nation’s Tourist Board. There were 1,014,359 tourists on the Croatian coast and in the capital Zagreb in May, which is 14% more than in May 2012.
Foreign tourists made up 896,300 of those tourists, which represents 17% growth from last year, whilst local domestic tourists grew 5% from 2012 with 118,059 holidaying in the country.
The Tourism Board’s results show that the number of tourists from Austria, Belgium, France, Holland, Germany, USA, Canada, Slovenia, Slovakia, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK all were in positive growth this May compared to last year.
The region of Istria achieved 12% growth with tourist arrivals in May, Kvarner 8%, Lika-Senj 12%, Split-Dalmatia 14%, Dubrovnik-Neretva 20%, Zadar 18%, Sibenik-Knin 18% and Zagreb 13%.