Analysis of tourist traffic in the first eight months

first_imgAccording to the data of the eVisitor system, which contains tourist traffic realized in commercial and non-commercial facilities and nautical charter (eCrew system), in Croatia in the period from January to the end of August 16,5 million arrivals (+5 percent) and 90,1 million overnight stays (+2 percent). In August, 8 percent more tourist arrivals were realized The first half of 2019, as well as the previous two peak months, July and August, are in line with our expectations and plans this year, said the Minister of Tourism, Gari Cappelli, adding: “Since the beginning of the year, we have achieved five percent more tourist arrivals and two percent more overnight stays, but apart from tourist traffic, what can make us especially happy are the positive trends related to financial results. Namely, according to the Tax Administration, since the beginning of the year, in the segment of accommodation services and food and beverage preparation and service, the total value of HRK 20,6 billion has been fiscalized, which is an increase of eight percent, or as much as HRK 1,6 billion. ” he said Cappelli, adding that these results are a great announcement for the overall results of tourism revenues in 2019.    At the national level, in August most overnight stays were realized from the markets of Germany (6,5 million), Slovenia (3,3 million), Italy (2,9 million), Poland (2,1 million), Austria (2,1 million) and the Czech Republic (1,7 million).  The top destinations in the first eight months according to the criteria of realized overnight stays are Dubrovnik, Rovinj, Poreč, Split and Medulin. In August, 191.000 arrivals (+8 percent) and 421.000 overnight stays (+6 percent) were realized on the continent, of which the most overnight stays were realized in Karlovac (197.000), Krapina-Zagorje (48.000), Zagreb (36.000), Međimurje (32.000) and Varaždin County (32.000). During the first eight months of 2019, the highest number of overnight stays was realized in Istria (24,3 million), in the Split-Dalmatia County 16,9 million overnight stays were realized, while in Kvarner 16,2 million overnight stays were realized.  Germany, Slovenia and Austria are the main emitting markets Announcements for the post-season positive In the first eight months of 2019, five percent more tourists in Croatia The overall announcements suggest that the post-season will make an adequate contribution to the successful conclusion of this year’s tourist year and that the indicators at the level of the year will be positive, the CNTB concludes.center_img In August, there were 5 million arrivals and 33,1 million overnight stays in Croatia, which is an increase of 2018 percent in arrivals and 8 percent in overnight stays compared to August 3. In August, the highest number of overnight stays was in Istria (8,7 million) , while 6,3 million overnight stays were realized in Kvarner and Split-Dalmatia County. They are followed by Zadar County with 5,2 million overnight stays and Šibenik-Knin County with 2,5 million overnight stays. 2,3 million overnight stays were realized in Dubrovnik-Neretva County, while 1,2 million overnight stays were realized in Lika-Senj County and 289.000 overnight stays in Zagreb.  At the national level, during the first eight months, most overnight stays were realized from the markets of Germany (17 million), Slovenia (9,5 million), Austria (6,3 million), Poland (5,4 million), Italy (4,9 million), Czech Republic (4,7 million) and the United Kingdom (3,5 million), and looking at the accommodation segment, most overnight stays were realized in household facilities (34,5 million) and hotels (19,4 million) and campsites (16,2 million). million).  Of that, foreign tourists realized 14,7 million arrivals (+5 percent) and 79,1 million overnight stays (+1 percent), while domestic tourists also recorded increases in arrivals by 10 percent and in overnight stays by 7 percent.   Rovinj, Poreč and Medulin are the leading destinations during July and August, according to the total turnover measured by overnight stays. Poreč, Dubrovnik and Umag recorded the most hotel nights. Split is the leading destination for family accommodation, ahead of Crikvenica and Dubrovnik. When it comes to camping, Rovinj is the leader, ahead of Funtana and Tara. They are followed by Zadar County with 12,9 million overnight stays and Dubrovnik-Neretva County with 7,2 million overnight stays. 6,2 million overnight stays were realized in Šibenik-Knin County, while 3 million overnight stays were realized in Lika-Senj County and 1,7 million overnight stays in Zagreb. On the continent, not including Zagreb, there were 840.000 arrivals (+8 percent) and 1,7 million overnight stays (+8 percent), and looking at the counties, most overnight stays were realized in Karlovac (511.000), Krapina-Zagorje (258.000), Zagreb (157.000), Osijek-Baranja (145.000) and Međimurje County (144.000).  “After a successful peak of the tourist year, we are entering the post-season for which we launched campaigns in 14 European markets in mid-August. In September and October, we expect a repeat of last year’s figures or, depending on the market, further growth in the number of arrivals and overnight stays primarily from the long-haul markets of the US, China and Korea, but also from Russia and France. Also, very intensive preparations for the next tourist year are underway”, said CNTB Director Kristjan Staničić, adding that the strength of Croatian tourism is confirmed by the latest report of the World Economic Forum, according to which Croatia ranks 27th among countries in terms of tourism competitiveness, which is an improvement of five places compared to 2017.  As was the case with the pre-season, distant markets will have an increased impact on the post-season result, while for closer markets the attractiveness of the offer of post-season content in destinations, special price offers, but also weather conditions will play a big role. Expectations for the post-season, according to the network of CNTB offices abroad, are mostly at the level of repeating last year’s figures or, depending on the market, in the direction of further growth in the number of arrivals and overnight stays. The markets from which the growth of tourist traffic is expected during the post-season are primarily the long-haul markets of the USA, China and Korea, as well as the markets of Russia and France. Attachment: Analysis of tourist traffic in July and August and the period January-August 2019last_img