ZADAR, 6 December 2019 – The summer might be well and truly over, but tourists are still arriving in the Dalmatian city of Zadar with a record November for tourist traffic recorded in the city.
According to data from the eVisitor system, there were a record 33,000 overnight stays recorded in November, which was growth of 15% from November last year. There were 15,500 arrivals, which was growth of 7% from the same month in 2018.
Local tourists made up 38% of the total overnight stays, followed by tourists from Asia (17%), Slovenes (9%) and Austrians (8%). When it comes to growth in overnight stays, the leaders were tourists from Austria with 90% growth compared to last November. Germans were next with 50% growth, followed by Croatian visitors to the city with 30% growth.
In terms of arrivals, again Croatians visiting Zadar led the way making up 36%, followed by Koreans (11%). Koreans, Chinese and other guests from around Asia made up 36% of the total arrivals. Austrians were next (5%), followed by Slovenes (3%).
The number of arrivals from France grew by 181% this November in comparison to November of 2018, whilst arrivals from Austria were up 113%. The number of Germans were up 52%, whilst Croatian visitors grew by 15%, Jutarnji list writes.
One of the factors in last month’s growth was the success of the Zadar Region Tourist Board’s new promotional campaign Say Yes! which was organised in cooperation with tourist boards in the city and promoted Zadar as an attractive city break destination outside the high season.