Almost Three Million Overnight Stays Recorded - Croatia's Leading Destinations

The long weekend bears its tourism fruit!

With the long weekend behind us, just how did the country do when it comes to tourism? As things stand, it seems we're heading in a more than favourable direction for the rest of the year.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes on the 26th of June, 2018, when compared with last year's same long weekend, 2018's long weekend saw approximately nine percent more overnight stays and about seven percent more arrivals recorded across the country.

According eVisitor's data, which registers the traffic of registered tourists in both commercial and non-commercial (private/family) accommodation facilities, as well as tourists arriving by sea (collected through the eCrew system), Croatia's long weekend period which stretched from the 21st to the 25th June 2018 , an impressive nine million overnight stays were realised, coupled with 621,000 recorded tourist arrivals.

Of the total number of overnight stays, foreign tourists realised 2.5 million overnight stays (an increase of eight percent) and 550,000 arrivals (a five percent increase), while domestic tourists recorded a seventeen percent increase in arrivals.

Looking at the total number of overnight stays acheived categorised by accommodation type, most of the overnight stays were realised in private accommodation (one million overnight stays), hotels saw 665,000 overnight stays, and camps saw 589,000 overnight stays.

In general, the top ten destinations to see the big boosts over the long weekend are as follows: Rovinj, Dubrovnik, Poreč, Medulin, Umag, Mali Lošinj, Crikvenica, Vir, Novalja and Tar.

In the family/private accommodation sector: Dubrovnik, Split, Crikvenica, Rovinj and Medulin, in the segment of Poreč, Dubrovnik, Umag, Rovinj and Labin.

The top destinations when it comes to camping and campsites are Rovinj, Funtana, Tar, Vrsar and Medulin.

According to the collected data, the vast majority of overnight stays were realised by tourists from Germany, followed by Croats, then Slovenians, Austrians, and Czechs.