Record year for Croatian tourism in 2017, 18.6 million arrivals

 Tuesday, January 16, 2018 



Tourism Minister Gari Cappelli announced that the Croatia’s tourism industry achieved a historical growth in 2017.



Croatia had more than 100 million overnight stays in a year for the first time. In 2017 there were 102 million overnight stays showing an increase of 12 percent as compared to 2016.



As per the Croatian tourism strategy the 100-million record was expected to be broken in 2020.



It was reported that from January to the end of December 2017, there were 18.6 million arrivals reflecting 13 percent more than that of 2016.



Around 16.6 million of them were foreign tourists, whose arrival counts increased by 14 percent than previous year.




Domestic tourists saw an increase of 14 percent more than 2016  with 12 million overnight stays.


Croatia could accommodate even more tourists during pre-season and post-season  the minister said in a televised press conference. He further mentioned that a five to seven percent rise of tourism traffic in 2018 could be expected due to the increase from far-off markets.




Dubrovnik takes the top most position as a tourist destinations in Croatia and is followed by Rovinj, Porec, Medulin and Umag, all parts of Istria, the largest peninsula in the Adriatic Sea.

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