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Published on : Thursday, August 17, 2017
Lucijana Natalija Jerkovic, Croatian National Tourist Board, spoke about Croatia going strong as a travel destination and how the country has recorded outstanding results in the first six months of 2017. This year is being considered as record-breaking year for Croatian tourism.
The strong figures for inbound tourism are due to various promotional activities launched by the Croatian National Tourist Board (CNTB), demonstrating that Croatia has plenty to offer both in the summer months and the rest of the year. The Croatian tourism sector also expects to see a growth of tourists above the European and Mediterranean average in the coming years. The Croatian government will undertake numerous new investments in infrastructure, as well as the quality and content of the offer. A total of 800 million Euros will be invested in the tourism sector this year.
Zagreb has won the title of Lonely Planet’s best Destination in Europe 2017. During the past few years, tourism results in Zagreb have been amazing. During the first six months of this year, Zagreb has recorded an increase in arrivals of 23% and in overnight stays of 19%.
The most visited cities in this year are Dubrovnik, Rovinj, Poreč, Medulin, Umag, Split, Zagreb, Mali Lošinj, Crikvenica and Zadar. Croatia has the most number of visitors from Germany. India is also a high-potential long-distance market for Croatian tourism in the future.