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More Polish tourists holidaying in Croatia than in 2019

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ZAGREB, 8. August 2020 – According to the eVisitor system, which includes tourist traffic in the commercial and non-commercial segment and nautical charter, around 65,000 arrivals and almost 380,000 overnights from the Polish market have been recorded to-date in August, which compared to the same period last year is a 4 percent increase in arrivals and 10 percent in overnights.

“After a great July, we expect even better tourist results in August. Namely, more than 3.9 million overnights were realized in Croatia during the first five days of August, which is almost 70 percent of last year’s result achieved over the same period. In addition to visitors from Poland, where there was even an increase in traffic growth, we have excellent results in August with visitors from Germany and Slovenia, where we recorded about 96 percent of last year’s traffic over the same period. These results confirm that our country is perceived as a safe and high-quality tourist destination, and it is up to all of us to behave responsibly and adhere to all the prescribed epidemiological measures to maintain this status”, said the Director of the Croatian National Tourist Board Kristjan Stanicic, adding that during the same period in August visitors from the Czech market marked almost 80 percent of last year’s result and from the Austrian market more than 60 percent.

Let us add that recently, TVP (Polish National Television) dedicated an edition of its most-watched morning show in Poland entirely to Croatia as a tourist destination. The show “Pytanie na śniadanie” which, according to the Nielsen Audience Measurement, is watched by approximately 485 thousand viewers every day for three hours. The show about Croatia presented the country’s natural beauty, cultural heritage and eno-gastronomic offer, and a guest of the show was Agnieszka Puszczewicz, Director of the CNTB Representative office in Poland.

„Being a guest of the show was a great opportunity to present different motives for guests to visit Croatia to a large number of viewers. We must not forget that Croatia is one of the favorite summer destinations of Polish tourists, one to which they are always happy to return. I believe that the Polish market will have a strong share in the overall results of Croatian tourism during this very challenging year as well“, concluded Puszczewicz.

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