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Record-Breaking Tourist Pre-Season in Dalmatia


Record start to the tourist season in Dalmatia (Photo credit: Ivo Pervan / Source: CNTB)

It has been a record-breaking tourist pre-season for the Dalmatia region of Croatia.

Over 220,000 tourists visited the Split-Dalmatia County in May 2017, which is 15% more than in the same month last year.

According to data from the eVisitor system, 221,513 tourists were in the region last month and created 866,072 overnight stays, which is 11% more overnight stays than in the same period in 2016.

“We have started the tourist season earlier than ever before, and there are already large numbers of tourists at tourist spots on the coast, the islands and inland,” Split-Dalmatia Tourist Board Director Joško Stella said.


From January – May 2017 there have been 393,916 tourist arrivals registered at commercial accommodation, this is 23% more than in the same period of the record 2016 year.

Also, there has been 20% growth in the number of overnight stays with 1,272,673 recorded from January – May this year.

The Germans led the way, with 40,853 visiting, followed by Brits (28,199), South Koreans (32,022), Bosnians (23,055) and the French (21,116).

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