Excellent post-season as almost 2 million tourists visit Croatia in September
In September 2021, there were 1.9 million tourist arrivals and 12 million overnight stays in Croatia, i.e. 245% more arrivals and 147% more overnight stays than in the same period last year, a revealed Friday the Croatian National Tourist Office.
Foreign tourists achieved 10.8 million overnight stays, while domestic tourists achieved 1.2 million overnight stays, according to data from the eVisitor system, which contains tourist traffic in commercial and non-commercial facilities and the nautical charter.
Compared to the results of 2019, which was a record for tourism in the history of Croatia, in September of this year, 81% of arrivals and 94% of overnight stays in September 2019 were made.
Most tourist overnight stays were in Istria (3.8 million), Split-Dalmatia (2.3 million) and Primorje-Gorski Kotar County (2.1 million), followed by Zadar County (1.5 million). million overnight stays), Dubrovnik-Neretva County (903,000) and Šibenik -Knin County (807,000).
The most popular destinations are Dubrovnik (108,000 arrivals), Split (88,000), Rovinj (85,000), Zagreb (82,000) and Poreč (61,000 arrivals).
As for markets, in September most tourists came from Germany (527,000), Austria (187,000), Poland (116,000), Slovenia (100,000), Czech Republic ( 85,000) and the United Kingdom (72,000).
“After a great summer months Croatia continued to have great off season results. With more than 12 million overnight stays in September, we reached up to 94% of turnover by September 2019. We are particularly satisfied with the financial indicators for September, ie the value of the tax accounts in tourism, which is 18% higher than in September 2019. Their value was over HRK 21 billion, or about 88% of the value of the first nine months of 2019. I think the positive trends will continue in in the coming period and that a significant contribution will be made by the action “Croatian Tourism Month”, which has just started today ”, said the Minister of Tourism and Sports Nikolina Brnjac.
Depending on the type of accommodation, most nights were spent in households (3.8 million), camps (2.9 million) and hotels (2.7 million).
“The very good tourism trends continued after the main summer months, which is confirmed by the results obtained in September. Namely, in September, the camps recorded a 25% growth in overnight stays compared to September, a 2019 record, in household equipment a growth of 3%, while the hotels are around 77% of the results of September 2019 The announcements for October are also good and we expect very good results from the campaign “Croatian Tourism Month”, in which all Croatian citizens and foreign guests can use many tourism products and services at great prices reduced throughout the month, ”said the director of the Croatian National Office. Tourist Office. Kristjan Staničić, calling once again to behave responsibly and to respect all epidemiological measures.
In the first nine months of this year, 12.6 million arrivals and 80 million overnight stays were made in Croatia, 70% more arrivals and 53% more overnight stays than in the first nine months of 2020.
Compared to the first nine months of 2019, this year, in the first nine months, 67% of arrivals and 78% of overnight stays were made during the same period in 2019. This year, the highest number of overnight stays was been carried out by German customers. (20.3 million), followed by domestic tourists (11.3 million), Slovenian (8.6 million), Polish (6.6 million) and Austrian (6 million) guests.
Most tourist overnight stays were made in Istria (22.7 million), Split-Dalmatia (14.8 million) and Primorje-Gorski Kotar County (14.7 million), while the most popular destinations were Rovinj with 3.3 million overnight stays, Poreč with 2.5 million and Medulin with 2.3 million overnight stays.