Saturday, 8 January 2022

Croatian Festive Tourism Numbers Allows for Dose of Optimism

January the 8th, 2022 - Croatian festive tourism numbers have allowed the country a little optimism for what might be to come this tourist season when the warmer months roll around. Let's have a look at the numbers.

As Marija Crnjak/Poslovni Dnevnik writes, Croatian festive tourism numbers are promising, as they signal that Croatia had three times more tourist traffic than it did the year before, but it is still a quarter less than before the pandemic, according to statistics released by the Croatian National Tourist Board. In the period from December the 24th, 2021 to January the 6th, 2022, we had 144 thousand arrivals and 424 thousand overnight stays, which is 190 percent more in overnight stays than last winter.

Most overnight stays on the coast were realised in Istria, Kvarner and in Split-Dalmatia County, while on the continent most overnight stays were realised in Zagreb, Krapina-Zagorje and Medjimurje counties. Looking at individual destinations, most overnight stays were in Zagreb, Opatija, Rovinj, Dubrovnik, Split and Zadar, while most overnight stays, looking at markets, were realised by domestic guests, followed by the Austrians, Slovenes and Germans.

"The Croatian festive tourism numbers are optimistic and confirm the market position of our country as a quality and well-prepared destination. Numerous Croatian cities such as Opatija, Dubrovnik, Split, Osijek or Zagreb had prepared interesting content that could be enjoyed in compliance with all of the current epidemiological measures,'' said the director of the Croatian Tourist Board, Kristjan Stanicic. The CNTB has a target of 90 percent of guests from pre-pandemic 2019 for this year.

Observing the tourist traffic down on the coast, during the Christmas and New Year period in the Adriatic counties there were 91 thousand arrivals and 298 thousand overnight stays, while on the continent, together with the City of Zagreb, there were 54 thousand arrivals and 126 thousand overnight stays.

"Over the Christmas and New Year period, we've recorded excellent results, which will certainly contribute to the overall positive impact of tourism on final revenues in 2021, as well as on the entire Croatian economy. This year, our focus is on a year-round, sustainable tourist offer, but also to maintain the image of a safe destination that we built last year. That is why it's crucial to get vaccinated against the novel coronavirus, because the 2022 tourist year will also take place in the circumstances of a pandemic and I'd like to appeal for the additional responsibility of the entire tourism sector,'' concluded Minister of Tourism and Sport, Nikolina Brnjac.

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Wednesday, 29 December 2021

Split NYE 2022: Outdoor Concerts and Parties at 4 Advent Locations!

December 29, 2021 - Split NYE 2022 will be celebrated at four Advent locations, from Zvončac to Mertojak!

The New Year is around the corner, and if you still have no idea where you'll welcome 2022, Split Advent's four festive outdoor locations are offering vibrant programs on December 31. 

Good weather news has been announced by meteorologists who confirmed that no precipitation or any significant wind is expected that evening. The temperatures should be quite high for this time of the year, with daily temperatures up to 18 degrees Celsius and around 10 degrees Celsius in the evening.


Fans of Croatian and foreign hits will enjoy the concert of Peco and Silvija Dvornik. Tickets are 50 kuna, though guests can also book a table and enjoy a three-course New Year's menu at the restaurant, including a welcome aperitif and a glass of champagne at midnight. More information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Covid confirmation is required. 


XXS Band will entertain those gathered at the Cornaro from 21:00. Tickets are 50 kuna, and can be purchased here.

Entry is only possible with Covid confirmation or test not older than 48 hours. The name and surname on the ticket must be identical to the identity document and the Covid confirmation at the entrance. Entrance is allowed to adults only. The number of tickets is limited.


Perhaps the biggest event of NYE is TBF and Thrill Band at Zvončac Advent. 

Thrill Band will play from 20 to 22h, after which TBF will take the stage to ring in 2022. Tickets are available at Entrio and at Dancing Bear on Dioklecijanova 6 or at Ghetaldus at City Center Split.

COVID testing is also included in the ticket price.


And if you want to enter the new year with a touch of nostalgia and the rhythms of older times, Mertojak Advent will host a cassette party and DJ playing the greatest hits of the '80s and '90s. Admission is free.

In addition to these concerts and parties, Advent zones are preparing a rich gastronomic program. And if you feel like celebrating at a bar instead? The Croatian Civil Protection Headquarters announced that the NYE working hours have been extended by two hours, so everything will be open until 2 am! 

More details about all the events can be found on the Facebook and Instagram pages of the bands and on the Advent in Split website.

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