According to the report, from January until the end of September there were 4.2% more arrivals in the country, and 2% more overnight stays, compared with the same period in 2013. Broken down into regions, the capital Zagreb recorded the biggest growth in the country, up 11% in the number of arrivals and overnight stays compared to last year.
On the Adriatic coast, the port city of Split recorded the largest growth, up 9% in tourist arrivals, and 6% in overnight stays. The Kvarner region, in the northern Adriatic, had the worst season of the lot, down 1.5% in arrivals, and down 3% in overnight stays.
The Brits continued to keep coming to Croatia this year in their droves, up 10% from last year, whilst the Germans still remain as Croatia’s largest foreign group of tourists. Lorencin expects revenues to be up between 2-3% from last year once the year is over.