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Record September: 10 Million Tourist Overnight Stays

Record September in Croatia thanks to nautical tourism (photo credit: Sail Week Croatia)

Record September in Croatia thanks to nautical tourism (photo credit: Sail Week Croatia)

Croatia’s record 2016 tourist season continues with news that September has also been a record month…

In a month which saw Split Airport pass 2 million passengers for the first time in history, it has been reported that there have been 10 million overnight stays in Croatia, one million more than in September 2015.

There are still over 200,000 tourists on the Croatian coast and from 1 January until 28 September there have been a massive 14.3 million tourist arrivals. Those arrivals have created 83.4 million overnight stays since the start of the year, over 3.4 million more than the the whole of 2015. Tourism revenues in 2016 are expected to be between 8 and 9.5 billion euros.

“8 billion euros in revenue from foreign visitors is practically assured, and you can almost certainly add about a billion and a half euros from local citizens who have traveled around the country spending. The season is really successful, it is longer than last year, and bookings in October look good too”, Tourism Minister Anton Kliman said.

According to the system eVisitor there have been 14.3 million tourists so far in Croatia in 2016. September’s numbers have been bolstered by a successful nautical tourism period. In just the first half of the month boaties created 300,000 overnight stays on the coast.


Lots of boaties out in September on the coast (photo credit: Ante Babic)

Overnight stays are an important tourism measure and measure the volume of tourism with the duration of stay of tourists.

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