Positive growth in tourist traffic was maintained in February

first_imgAccording to the eVisitor system, which includes tourist traffic realized in commercial and non-commercial facilities and nautical charter (eCrew system), in the period from January to the end of February, 443.000 arrivals (+ 12%) and 1,2 million overnight stays were realized in Croatia. %). Out of that, foreign tourists realized 11 arrivals (+ 267.000%) and 15 overnight stays (+ 755.000%), while domestic tourists also recorded increases in arrivals by 15% and in overnight stays by 7%.During the first two months, most overnight stays were realized in Zagreb (245.000), Istria (233.000) and in Kvarner (165.000). They are followed by Split-Dalmatia County with 132.000 overnight stays, Dubrovnik-Neretva County with 98.000 overnight stays, Zadar County with 54.000 overnight stays, Šibenik-Knin County with 30.000 overnight stays and Lika-Senj County with 18.000 overnight stays. On the continent, not including Zagreb, there were 95.000 arrivals (+ 10%) and 224.000 overnight stays (+ 15%), and looking at the counties, most overnight stays were realized in Krapina-Zagorje (55.000 overnight stays), Međimurje (27.000 overnight stays), Varaždin 24.000 overnight stays) and Osijek-Baranja County (22.000 overnight stays).”I am extremely glad that the positive results of tourist traffic continue at the beginning of 2018, in which we record a double-digit increase in the number of overnight stays. I believe that this will be a good incentive for everyone in tourism to continue and prepare as well as possible for the rest of the year. With the planned activities of the Ministry of Tourism and the Croatian Tourist Board aimed at increasing the quality of the offer, transport connections, strengthening the visibility and visibility in many world markets, I am sure that Croatian tourism will make a positive step this year as well.”, said Tourism Minister Gary Cappelli.In this period, most overnight stays were realized from the markets of BiH (114.000 overnight stays), Slovenia (98.000 overnight stays), Austria (64.000 overnight stays), Italy (59.000 overnight stays) and Germany (58.000 overnight stays), and by accommodation segment most overnight stays were realized in hotels (711.000 overnight stays) and in household facilities (247.000 overnight stays).The director of the CNTB’s Main Office, Kristjan Staničić, emphasized that the intensive presentation of the Croatian tourist offer at fairs around the world is underway. “This week we are expecting a big ITB fair in Berlin, where we are presenting the new visual concept of the stand, which the CNTB will use until 2022. In mid-March, we will perform at the MITT fair in Moscow and MAP in Paris. We are satisfied with the sale of “first minute” programs for Croatia, which indicate that, depending on the market and type of program, as well as the total sales volumes of individual tour operators, demand for Croatia is on average 5 to 10 percent higher compared to the same period last year although in some cases travel organizers also record significantly higher growth rates”, said director Staničić.In February, an increase of 5% in arrivals and overnight staysIn February, there were 225.000 arrivals and 584.000 overnight stays in Croatia, which compared to February 2017 represents an increase of 5% in arrivals and overnight stays. In February, the highest number of overnight stays was realized in Istria (127.000 overnight stays), Zagreb (102.000 overnight stays) and in Kvarner (84.000 overnight stays), while on the continent in February there were 44.000 arrivals and 100.000 overnight stays, of which most overnight stays were in Krapina-Zagorje. Međimurje and Osijek-Baranja counties.last_img