Croatia recorded 136,000 Italian arrivals and 634,000 overnight stays in August 2022

 Tuesday, August 16, 2022 

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According to the data provided by HTZ presented by the eVisitor system, the tourists’ arrival from Italy account for 136,000 arrivals and 634,000 overnight stays so far in August, in Croatia. In addition, compared to 2021, this is an increase of 73 per cent of arrivals and 68 per cent of overnight stays.

In a recent press release the Italian HTZ representative, Viviana Vukelić stated that among the most preferred foreign destinations chosen by Italian citizens are Croatia, Greece, Spain, and France, media reports.

Vukelić pointed out in this regard, the demand for bus, ferry, and airline travel to Croatia has increased, especially now in August when most Italians go on vacation. Such data also show that Italians have generated 538,000 arrivals and 2.2 million overnight stays this year, which means an increase in arrivals of 140 per cent and one-day stays of 104 per cent year-on-year.

At the same time, the Italians rank sixth among the best markets in terms of arrivals. Meanwhile, citizens of Italy rank seventh in terms of overnight stays so far in 2022. Previously, the Croatian National Tourist Board (CNTB) revealed that around 1.3 million overnight stays were registered in Croatia from Austria, an increase of four percent compared to the same record period of 2019.

Commenting on these data, the Director of CNTB, Mr. Kristjan Staničić, emphaised that Austria is one of the important markets within the borders, with a significant impact on the overall tourism results of the country.

On August 10, data from the Croatian Bureau of Statistics revealed that in the first six months of 2022, over 13 million tourists visited Croatia, thus exceeding the levels of 2019 by several thousand visitors. The same source has added that in June, about 13.07 million tourists visited Croatia, which means an increase of six thousand more than the levels before the pandemic.

Besides, in the first half of 2022, 1.1 million domestic tourists were registered who spent 2.6 million nights or 38.4 percent more tourist arrivals and 34.3 percent more overnight stays than in 2021. Moreover, the latest data from the research group for vacation rentals (AirDNA) shows that Croatia is considered the most sought-after destination in all of Europe. Croatia is also leading Europe’s recovery with a 132 per cent increase in overnight stays compared to 2021, thus beating competing countries such as Italy and Spain.

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