Croatian 2021 Tourist Season Already 58% Better Than That of 2020

Croatian 2021 Tourist Season Already 58% Better Than That of 2020
Copyright Romulic and Stojcic

June the 24th, 2021 - The Croatian 2021 tourist season is already way ahead of 2020's coronavirus pandemic dominated summer season. With temperatures soaring and epidemiological measures finally beginning to ease for non-resident foreign arrivals, things are looking good.

As Poslovni Dnevnik/Marija Crnjak writes, during the penultimate weekend in June, which was also an extended/long weekend, from Friday, June the 18th to Wednesday, June the 23rd, 2021, 330,000 arrivals and 1.6 million overnight stays were realised across Croatia. Out of the total number of overnight stays, foreign tourists realised 1.2 million overnight stays, and domestic touists realised 335,000 overnight stays. The above is a real indicator of the Croatian 2021 tourist season progressing cautiously but well.

During the weekend, the largest number of tourists came to Croatia from Germany, Slovenia, Austria and Poland. The average daily number of tourists over the past five days was 313,000, while in the same period last year it was lower by about 104,000, according to the Ministry of Tourism.

The highest number of overnight stays last weekend was in Rovinj (85 thousand), Porec (54 thousand) and Vir (47 thousand). According to the type of accommodation, most overnight stays were realised in household/family accommodation facilities, camps and hotels.

From the beginning of the year until today, there have been 2 million arrivals and 8.4 million tourist nights in Croatia, ie a growth of 57 percent in arrivals and a growth of 58 percent in overnight stays compared to the same period in 2020. Minister Nikolina Brnjac called for further compliance with epidemiological measures in order to continue the positive trends for the height of the Croatian 2021 tourist season.

"With about 4.4 million overnight stays realised in June, we exceeded the tourist turnover in the same period last year by more than 80 percent, and most arrivals are recorded from the markets where we're currently conducting our main call campaign this year, entitled ''Trust me, I've been there''. The current numbers of tourists in the country show that Croatia is one of the most popular and safest destinations in the entire Mediterranean this year,'' said the director of the Croatian Tourist Board, Kristjan Stanicic.

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