According to official statistics released by tourist boards in Zagreb and on the Adriatic coast, 107,000 tourists arrived in Croatia in January 2015, 17% more than the same period last year. Overnight stays were also up, with 313,000 created last month – 19% more than in January 2014. Foreign tourists made up 65,000 of the 107,000 tourists, which is 29% more than last year. Local tourist numbers were also up by 3.5% of January 2014.
“Excellent tourist traffic of plus 17% arrivals and plus 19% overnight stays compared to last year is extremely pleasing. I would like to add that more than 20,000 overnight stays were from tourists from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Italy, and more than 10,000 from tourists from Slovenia. The Split-Dalmatia County (arrivals up 21%), Kvaner (23) and Zagreb (20%) had a very good January, as too did the Lika-Senj County, which had an increase of 54% overnight stays,” said Minister Darko Lorencin.
From the period 1 January – 30 November 2014, 12.9 million tourists visited Croatia, which was 4.6% more than the same period last year.