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Zagreb Records Huge Pre-Christmas Tourism Growth

Advent in Zagreb (photo credit: Sandra Tralic)

There is no doubt that Zagreb is starting to establish itself as a Christmas festive period destination.

Advent in Zagreb is proving popular once again as the latest tourism statistics confirm.

In just two weeks since Advent started, the Croatian capital has experienced some phenomenal growth in tourist arrivals and overnight stays.

When comparing statistics with last year, from 25 November to 11 December 2016 Zagreb has recorded 30% (52,430) more arrivals. Overnight stays also grew this year by a massive 41% (100,689).

Growth has been evident in both international and local tourists. This year has seen 34% more international tourists (33,787) and 23% more domestic tourists (18,643) in Zagreb.

(photo credit: Sandra Tralic)

“The first weekend of Advent in Zagreb attracted a large number of locals and tourists from all over the world”, Zagreb Tourist Board Director Martina Bienenfeld said.

Apart from Croatia, the largest number of tourists to visit Advent in Zagreb arrived from Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria, Slovenia, Serbia, Germany, USA, the UK, and Asia.

Advent in Zagreb

(photo: Zagreb Tourist Board)

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