In just 24 hours, 300,000 foreign tourists enter Croatia as the first weekend of June sees the first big wave of tourists.
A total of 1.7 million tourists visited Croatia in the first four months of 2017, 22% more than in the same period of the record-breaking 2016, and with this weekend’s flooding of visitors, it looks like it will be a record year for tourism in Croatia’s history.
According to data from the Ministry of Internal Affairs, on Friday 2 June 2017, 285,000 foreign tourists entered Croatia, which is 130,000 more than on the same first Friday in June last year. Once again there were a large number of tourists from Italy, Austria, Slovenia, and Germany.
At the Split ferry terminal on Saturday, there were between 20 and 30% more passengers than on the same weekend last year, with special extra lines put in place due to the numbers, reports Jutarnji list.
There were also records set at Split Airport on Saturday where 94 planes landed. In total there were 23,000 passengers coming through the airport, which a record in one day for 2017.
In May 2017 Split Airport welcomed 25.8% more passengers than in the same month last year. Zadar, on the Dalmatian coast, also saw a record 7,000 tourists arrive on board three cruise ships.
Last year 16.6 million tourists visited Croatia, and if things go according to plan a new record will be set this year.