Croatia’s tourism figures for April and Labor Day are better than in 2020
May 3, 2021 – During the Labor Day weekend, there were 41,400 tourists in Croatia, which generated 157,000 overnight stays, or 277% more overnight stays than at the same time last year, and the number overnight stays for the whole month of April was 116% more year on year.
The 41,400 tourists to Croatia over the Labor Day weekend were up 2,000% from the same period in 2020, when the country was on lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, and there was hardly any tourists.
This year’s figures give “some hope and optimism and point to further positive trends,” the HTZ said.
There were 239,000 tourists to Croatia in April, 2,356 more than in April 2020, while the number of overnight stays increased 116% to 846,000.
In the first four months of the year, 592,000 tourists were registered in Croatia and around 2 million overnight stays, which is around 90% of last year’s results or a contraction of 10%. The HTZ noted that in the first two and a half months of 2020, there were no global travel restrictions but were imposed afterwards.
Brnjac: Croatia prepared for more tourists
Commenting on the results, Tourism and Sports Minister Nikolina Brnjac said, according to a press release issued by her ministry, that Croatia had achieved four months of success despite the pandemic.
“Croatia is recognized as a responsible and safe tourist destination, which confirms all the efforts we are investing to create optimal preconditions for tourists and citizens,” said Brnjac.
Great interest was expressed by guests from Germany, Austria, Poland and Slovenia, she said, adding that “this positive trend will continue with a favorable epidemiological situation”.
Data from eVisitor and eCrew (nautical tourism) indicate that foreign tourists were predominant during the Labor Day weekend, accounting for 23,000 of the 41,400 tourists and 157,000 room nights generated over the weekend , including 112,000 by foreign tourists.
The majority of overnight stays were generated by domestic tourists, followed by Slovenia, Poland and Germany.
Most overnight stays were recorded in Istria, Kvarner, Split-Dalmatia County and Zadar County, with Rovinj, Zagreb, Poreč, Zadar, Dubrovnik, Mali Lošinj and Split as the most popular destinations in terms of overnight stays.
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