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Zadar Notches Up 1 Million Tourist Stays Earlier than Ever



The number of overnight stays in tourist accommodation, which reflects both the length of stay and the number of visitors, is considered a key indicator for tourism statistics…

Zadar, situated on Croatia’s Dalmatian coast, has achieved 1 million overnight stays in record time. On 11 August 2016 Zadar recorded its 1 millionth overnight stay for the year, 6 days ahead of when it achieved the milestone last year.

Zadar Greeting to the sun (photo credit Leonardo Uzeda)

Zadar Greeting to the sun (photo credit: Leonardo Uzeda)

Earlier this year Zadar was awarded the title of Best European Destination 2016 after beating the likes of Athens, Paris, Milan, Prague, Rome, Vienna and Madrid in an online vote, and the promotion it gained has seemed to have an effect.

Zadar presented with title of Best European Destination (photo credit: European Best Destinations)

Zadar presented with title of Best European Destination (photo credit: European Best Destinations)

The city has never achieved one million overnight stays as early has it has this year. From 1 January 2016 there have been 267,394 registered visitors in Zadar and 1,016,000 overnight stays, which is 300,000 more than in the same period in 2015.

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