Good news for Croatia’s nautical tourism industry after the Croatian National Tourist Board reported that 3% more boaters arrived in Croatia this July than last year at the same time. Around 75,000 boaters came in July, with more expected in August.
Overnight stays were up to on last year, with 1% growth (490,200 overnight stays). The number of boaters to come to Croatia so far in 2013 is also up on last year, with 181,300 arrivals, or 3% more in the first 7 months of 2013 than the same period in 2012. Out of the total number of arrivals, 168,500 were foreign boaters, again up 3% on last year. The Split-Dalmatia county recorded the highest number of overnight stays in the country.