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Istria and Dubrovnik see tourism boom this winter

Dubrovnik Winter Festival presented


According to data from Croatia’s eVisitor system, more than 188,000 foreign tourist arrivals and more than 142,000 domestic tourist arrivals were recorded during November of this year.

The number of overnight stays by foreign tourists in November amounted to more than 629,000, while domestic tourists realised more than 296,000 stays. Excellent results were achieved by Istria and Dubrovnik.

Excellent results were recorded in Istria and Dubrovnik.

Denis Ivošević, head of the Istria County Tourist Board and Miro Drašković, from the Dubrovnik Tourist Board, spoke on the Studio 4 show on HRT about expectations from this holiday month and what Croatia’s imminent entry into the Schengen area will bring.

Ivošević emphasised that, compared to last year at the same time, the numbers, as far as guests in Istria are concerned, are 15-18 percent better.

Drašković said that the results are significantly better in Dubrovnik as well, with 50 percent more overnight stays recorded.

When asked what make’s Dubrovnik attractive to tourists in the winter months, Drašković said that Dubrovnik itself is a trump card.

What troubles us is our geographical position, if we compare it with Istria. What we emphasise during the winter is promotion in the surrounding countries, especially in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and on the domestic market. Our Advent program is adapted to this, he pointed out.



Ivošević pointed out the advantages of Istria and emphasised that continuous investment in investments and raising the quality of service is recognisable today, not only in the pre- and post-season, but also in the winter months.

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