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January Suggests 2015 Could be Record Tourism Year for Croatia

croatia_bolIf the start of the year is any indication as to what lies ahead, then 2015 could be etched into the record books…

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.

 

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