19.7 million tourists visited Croatia in 2018, marking a record

Published on : Wednesday, January 2, 2019

A record 19.7 million tourists visited Croatia in 2018, as confirmed by the Croatian Tourist Board director Kristijan Staničić on Tuesday in Opatija.

 

According to latest available data, 19.7 million tourists visited Croatia in 2018, which was 6.5% more than in 2017, setting a new record in the Croatian tourism history.

 

There were more than 106 million overnight stays, representing 4% more than in 2017.

 

In 2017, 18.5 million tourists visited Croatia with 102 million overnight stays.

 

“We have just stepped into 2019 and already we are deeply involved in promotional activities on key markets and I expect this year to be very challenging and intense. We will give our best and I believe all tourist boards will promote Croatia in the best way and help maintain the position it has today on the world tourism market,” Staničić said.

 

“I believe that further growth will be achieved in the quality of accommodation capacities, the total tourist offer and additional content, and that Croatia will develop as a year-round destination with an emphasis on the pre-season and this year with an even greater emphasis on continental tourism,” Staničić said.

 

Istria was the most popular region this year, followed by the Split-Dalmatia County, Kvarner, Zadar and Dubrovnik-Neretva counties. Dubrovnik, Rovinj, Poreč, Split and Medulin were the most visited destinations in 2018.

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