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Tourism in Croatia over Easter period up 80%

Easter falling later this year helped numbers (Photo credit: Hrvoje Klarić/Unsplash)

24 April 2019 – According to data from the eVisitor system, from Good Friday, 19 April to Easter Monday, 22 April, a total of 179,513 tourists were in Croatia, the Croatian Tourist Board (HTZ) announced today.

There were 566,687 overnight stays recorded during the Easter holiday period in Croatia.

This Easter long weekend saw 80% more arrivals in Croatia and 90% more overnight stays than in 2018. Guests from Germany recorded the most overnight stays (124,229), followed by guests from Italy (58,205), Austria (48,975) and Slovenia (33,136).

“This year’s extended Easter weekend fell later which helped boost tourist traffic we expected at the end of April. Due to the quality, content and diverse destination offerings that attract guests to Croatia, and also the 1st of May holiday next week, we expect additional guest retention in our country and the growth trend of tourist traffic to continue,” HTZ director Kristjan Staničić said. 

The most overnight stays were recorded in Istria over Easter (196,000), which was 35% of the total overnight stays. Next was Kvarner, Dalmatia and Dubrovnik. 

Dubrovnik was the most visited destination during Easter (53,978 overnights), followed by Poreč (34,155), Rovinj (33,499), Zagreb (27,276) and Split (23,361). 

A total of 288,810 overnight stays were recorded at hotels, which was 51% of the total. Private accommodation was next with 115,000 recorded overnight stays, with camp sites recording 89,000 overnight stays. 

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