Croatia’s growing popularity and current standing as the fourth most popular destination in Europe. The strong figures regarding inbound tourism are a result of the various promotional activities launched by the Croatian National Tourist Board (CNTB), demonstrating Croatia’s tourist offerings.
According to CNTB, Croatia achieved a total of 5.7 million tourist arrivals and 22.9 million in overnight stays, representing an increase of 22% in arrivals and increase of 23% in overnight stays compared to the same period of the previous year.
The most visited cities in this year are Dubrovnik, Rovinj, Poreč, Medulin, Umag, Split, Zagreb, Mali Lošinj, Crikvenica and Zadar.
Most Croatian tourists are residents of European countries, although visitors from distant markets, such as the United States, Canada, China, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Australia and India. During the first six months of this year they have recorded 27.514 arrivals (growth of 85%) and 61.135 overnight stays (growth of 75%) from India. India is definitely a high-potential long-distance market for Croatian tourism in the future.
The Croatian tourism sector also expects to see a growth of tourist visits above the European and Mediterranean average in the coming years, which will be accompanied by numerous new investments in infrastructure, as well as the quality and content of the offer.
During the past few years, tourism results in Zagreb have been amazing. During the first six months this year, Zagreb has recorded an increase in arrivals of 23% and in overnight stays of 19%.