Home » News » Who are Croatia’s Tourists?

Who are Croatia’s Tourists?

Makarska (photo credit: Makarska Riviera Beaches)

Makarska (photo credit: Makarska Riviera Beaches)

From 1 January 2016 until early September around 13 million tourists visited Croatia. Poslovni.hr, using data via the eVisitor tourist registration system, have gathered some interesting data about the makeup of visiting tourists to Croatia.

The largest percentage of tourists this year fell in the age brackets 0-14 and 35-44, meaning couples with young children made up the majority (40%) of tourists. These tourists characteristically tend to watch what they spend but stay longer than other categories.

Tourists aged between 50-65 made up 10% of tourist traffic, whilst there were around 2 million arrivals by those between 25-34. Those in that age bracket tended to stay shorter but spend more. This year there have been around 1 million tourists in the 65+ age category. They traditionally visit in autumn and spring so that number will rise over the coming months.

The eVisitor reservation system was introduced this year by the Croatian Tourist Board (HTZ) and it gathered tourist statistics which included age, sex and method of arrival for the first time.

“Till now we have had access to only a few basic categories, eVisitor gives us a much more detailed view of the data on citizenship, sex, and age of tourists, as well as accommodation facility and arrival information,” said Ratomir Ivičić, director of HTZ.

Those aged between 25-34 spend more but stay shorter (photo credit: Sail Week Croatia)

Those aged between 25-34 spend more but stay shorter (photo credit: Sail Week Croatia)

Ivičić says that the data can be used to create some interesting reports.

“Now we can find out how many nights Germans aged between 31-40 stayed in a 4 * hotel in a certain destination. We can now get information for example about the number of male tourists who organised their own accommodation on the island of Krk during the long weekend, ” added Ivičić.

Out of the 13 million tourists in Croatia this year, 1.3 were locals. The Germans were again the number one visitors to Croatia so far in 2016, followed by the Slovenes, Austrians, Italians and Poles.

Istria welcomed the most tourists so far this year, followed by the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, Split-Dalmatia, Zadar, Dubrovnik-Neretva and Šibenik-Knin.

Share on:
5 / 5 (2 votes)

Sign up to receive the Croatia Week Newsletter

Related Posts

[VIDEO] Croatia Makes 2017 Eurovision Song Contest Final

Croatia has made it through to the final of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, Ukraine. Competing in the second semi-final on Thursday night, Jacques Houdek’s part-pop, part-opera number titled My Friend was good enough to be one of the 10 countries out of 18 to qualify tonight for the Grand. The second Semi-Final...

[PHOTO] Gooshter – New Popular Beach Club in Split

Gooshter Beach Club has recently opened in Split and it is already quickly becoming a popular place to be. Located right on the beach as part of the Le Méridien Lav hotel complex in Podstrana around 10 kilometers from the center of Split, Gooshter impressive interior, along with creative cocktails and drinks it serves, helps...

Croatian Photographer Wins Prestigious Nikon Contest

Croatian photographer Tomislav Veic has won first prize in the Nikon 100th Anniversary Award. Veic’s photo has beaten 21,000 others from all over the world to win the main award of the prestigious Nikon Photo Contest. Veic’s winning photo, selected from over 21,000 photos from 172 countries, was taken on 10 December in Zagreb when...

[VIDEO] Tourists First Association with Croatia

What are tourists first association with Croatia? Local portal Index.hr took a trip to the central bus station in Split on the Dalmatian coast to ask tourists what the first thing that came to their mind was when they heard the word Croatia. Tourists from the UK, Sweden, Italy, Mexico, USA, and Germany, most who...

Sting’s Son to Join Him for Croatia Concert

Tickets are selling fast for the one-off concert by popular English singer Sting at Pula Arena on Croatia’s Istrian peninsula this summer. Following the recent release of Sting’s highly-anticipated rock/pop album 57th & 9th and with sold out concerts already confirmed in North America and Europe, Sting will perform in the unique Pula Arena, on...

2017 Croatian Summer Music Festival Guide

The 2017 summer music festival season is set to start and we have put together a comprehensive guide to help you plan ahead for what is set to be another top season of sun, sea, fun and music, confirming Croatia as Europe’s number one music festival destination. Sea Star Festival – Umag 26 – 27...