Croatia’s tourism hits new record: 75,6 m Overnight Stays in Nine Months

According to the preliminary results of the Croatian Tourist Board, in the period from January to October 2015, the Adriatic coast and the City of Zagreb have set a new record in tourism. The number of overnight stays exceeded the total sum of overnight stays in 2014. 75 million and 674 thousand overnight stays is an increase of 7% compared to the same period last year. From January to September, the Dubrovnik-Neretva County recorded 6 million and 304 thousand overnight stays (4,3%), and 1 million 363 thousand arrivals (an increase of 6,8%), which led to an increase of 8,33 in overnight stays. In the first nine months in 2015, Zagreb hosted 1 million and 362 thousand guests who stayed overnight, which is the highest increase of 13% compared to 2014. Zagreb also recorded 792,000 arrivals, which is an increase of 12,7%.

Most guests came from Germany, Slovenia, Austria, Czech Republic, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, the Netherlands, UK and Hungary.

In September, the Dubrovnik-Neretva County recorded 930,000 overnight stays (an increase of 4,3%) and 207,000 arrivals (an increase of 8,45%). Zagreb recorded almost 200,000 overnight stays (12%) and 119,000 arrivals (an increase of 9,7%).