Zagreb, 4 July 2018 – Croatia records 12% more tourist arrivals and 10% overnight stays in the first half of 2018.
According to data from the eVisitor system, which measures tourism traffic in Croatia, from 1 January – 30 June 2018 a total of 6.4 million tourists visited Croatia, which is growth of 12% from the same period last year.
Overnight stays, a key measure in tourism, were up 10% from the same period last year to 25.4 million. During the first half of 2018, Istria was the most popular region, recording 7.4 million overnight stays. Split-Dalmatia County was next, followed by Zadar, Dubrovnik-Neretva, Sibenik-Knin and Zagreb counties.
Once again Germans led the way when it came to origins of tourists with 5.1 million overstays. The next largest group of tourists came from Austria (2.3 million), followed by Slovenia (2.3 million), UK (1.4 million) and Poland (1.3 million).
The top destinations for visitors in the first half of the year were Dubrovnik, Rovinj, Zagreb, Poreč, Split, Umag, Medulin, Mali Lošinj, Zadar and Tar.
In June, 2.8 million tourists visited Croatia, 4% more than June 2017. 13.8 million overnight stays were recorded.
A total of 18.5 million tourists visited Croatia in 2017, the most ever in a single year in the nation’s history.