According to the eVisitor tourist data gathering system, Croatia recorded 2.44 million tourist arrivals and 18.60 million overnight stays in July, which are 53 percent and 61 percent respectively compared with July last year.
The figures cover tourists staying in commercial and non-commercial accommodations as well as nautical charters, the Croatian Tourist Board (HTZ) said.
Foreign tourists generated 2.13 million arrivals (50 percent of the result recorded in July 2019) and 15.70 million overnight stays (58 percent of the result of July last year), while domestic tourists generated 325,000 arrivals (91 percent of the arrivals recorded in July 2019) and 2.90 million overnight stays (81 percent of the overnight stays recorded in July 2019).
The largest number of overnight stays was generated by Germans, Slovenians, Croatians, Poles and Czechs. Germans generated 87 percent of the overnight stays recorded in 2019.
According to the number of overnight stays, the leading destinations in the month of July were Vir, Rovinj, Medulin, Novalja, and Mali Lošinj.
In the first seven months of this year, Croatia recorded 4.11 million tourist arrivals and 26.34 million overnight stays.
"Considering the circumstances, these are excellent results and a good announcement for August. We will intensify promotional activities in Germany, Austria, Great Britain and Italy, which are very important markets for our tourist industry where Croatia is listed as a safe country," said Kristjan Staničić, HTZ director.
He stressed the importance of compliance with epidemiological measures so that Croatia would keep its status as a safe tourist destination and make the most of this year's tourist season.
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