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Strong September & October help tourist arrivals reach 18.8 million in 2019


ZAGREB, 9 October 2019 – A total of 18.8 million tourists have visited Croatia so far in 2019, which is 4.5% more than in the same period last year, the Croatian Tourist Board (CNTB) announced on Wednesday. 

According to data from the eVisitor system, there have been 103 million overnight stays so far recorded in the first nine months of the year, up 2% from the same period in 2018. 

In September, 2.3 million tourists arrived in Croatia with 12.8 million overnight stays, this was growth of 4% from the last year’s overnight stays recorded in September. 

The positive trend of a strong post-season has continued into October. 

“So far in October, more than 350,000 tourist arrivals have been recorded in Croatia, an increase of 6 percent compared to the same number of days in October 2018, and an even greater increase of 10 percent with more than 1.3 million overnight stays so far,” CNTB added. 

When it comes to foreign arrivals in 2019, the Germans once again have led the way. Slovenians were next, followed by Austrians, Poles and Italians. 

There has been marked growth in arrivals and overnight stays from China, South Korea, USA, Canada, Ukraine, Spain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, France, Italy, Hungary, Russia, Slovenia, Switzerland and the UK.  

There has been growth in arrivals, but a slight drop in overnight stays from Belgium, Finland, Poland and Germany, whilst a drop in arrivals but an increase in overnight stays has been recorded from Japan. There has been a slight drop in arrivals and overnights this year from Denmark, Czech Republic, Holland, Norway and Sweden. 

With regards to accommodation, 44% of arrivals so far in 2019 stayed at private accommodation and 26% at hotels. 

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