Record tourist year: 102 million overnight stays last year

first_imgAccording to the eVisitor system, which contains tourist traffic generated in commercial and non-commercial facilities and nautical charter (eCrew system) from January to the end of December 2017, there were 18,5 million arrivals (+13 percent) and 102 million overnight stays (+12 percent). These are certainly historical tourist results for Croatia-Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli and Director of the Main Office of the Croatian National Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić are satisfied with these results, and in 2018 they announce a stronger development of year-round tourism based on sustainable development and destination management.”Tourism results in 2017, and especially during the pre- and post-season, are the best indicator of how key positive strides can be made in the short term. That is why our intention in 2018 is to continue with improvements in order to further position Croatia as a year-round destination, thus enabling more competitive business of entrepreneurs in tourism, further investments, better conditions for tourism workers and further stimulate the entire Croatian economy. With key legislative changes, and through other programs and activities of the Ministry of Tourism and the Croatian National Tourist Board, I believe that 2018 will be very successful and that we will create new foundations for further development of Croatian tourism”Minister Cappelli pointed out.During 2018, the Croatian Tourist Board will carry out a series of activities aimed at even more efficient promotion in various markets around the world, and improving cooperation with partners in foreign emitting markets, said CNTB Director Kristjan Staničić and stressed the importance of maintaining positive trends in this. years ” The emphasis will be on further expanding the program and introducing new airlines. I am sure that the Croatian tourism sector, which is getting richer and more competitive every year, will once again make its immeasurable contribution. Namely, today Croatia is a very interesting and popular destination, both for tourists and businesses, and in order to maintain their interest we must maintain a positive atmosphere and growth trends.” concluded director Staničić and added that the Croatian tourist offer, this year, will be presented at 26 tourist ones.Of this number, there will be appearances at 9 specialized fairs that include nautical, congress and camping offer, while a new visual concept and a new creative solution of the CNTB stand will be presented for the first time at ITB Berlin in March. In order to achieve even better results in certain markets, it is planned to expand the current network of representative offices with new offices in China – Shanghai, South Korea – Seoul, USA – Los Angeles and Italy – Rome.Photo: MINTA record year in arrivals and overnight staysIn the period from January to December, foreign tourists made 16,5 million arrivals (+14 percent) and 89,8 million overnight stays (+12 percent), while domestic tourists made 12 million overnight stays and grew by 14 percent. . In the period from January to the end of December, most overnight stays were realized in Wife (28 million overnight stays), Split-Dalmatia County (19 million overnight stays) and in Kvarner (18,6 million overnight stays). They are followed by Zadar County (13,7 million overnight stays), Dubrovnik-Neretva County with 8,5 million overnight stays, Šibenik-Knin County with 7,1 million overnight stays, Lika-Senj County with 3,2 million overnight stays and Zagreb with 2,3 million overnight stays .2 million overnight stays (+15 percent) were realized on the continent, and the highest number of overnight stays was realized in Karlovac County (576 thousand overnight stays), Krapina-Zagorje County (322 thousand overnight stays) and Osijek-Baranja County (188 thousand overnight stays).Germany remains the main emitting market During the twelve months, most overnight stays were realized by tourists from Germany (20,7 million overnight stays), Slovenian (10,1 million overnight stays), Austria (7,6 million overnight stays), Poland (6,3 million overnight stays) and the Czech Republic (5,4 million overnight stays). Outside European countries, most overnight stays were made by guests from United States of America (1,4 million overnight stays), Australia (667 thousand overnight stays), South Korea (533 thousand overnight stays), Canada (415 thousand overnight stays) and Kine (237 thousand overnight stays).Top destinations per night are Dubrovnik, Rovinj, Porec, Medulin and Umag. Out of the total number of overnight stays, most of them were realized in household facilities (35 million overnight stays), hotels (25 million overnight stays) and camps (19 million overnight stays), while 3,2 million overnight stays were realized in nautical charter during twelve months.Related list:TOURISM REVENUES INCREASE 10 PERCENTlast_img read more

Croatian tourist offer presented in South Korean PyeongChang

first_imgThe Croatian National Tourist Board, in cooperation with the Slovenian Tourist Board, as part of the XXIII. During the Winter Olympic Games in the South Korean city of PyeongChang, she held a business workshop and presentation of the Croatian and Slovenian tourist offer in front of 40 partners from South Korea.Among the domestic entities, the presentation in South Korea was attended by the tourist boards of Dubrovnik-Neretva County, Kvarner and the city of Zagreb, as well as Croatia Airlines, Atlas, Uniline and others. The CNTB points out that Croatia is a popular destination on the Korean market, which is confirmed by the extremely high interest expressed by Korean partners and travel agencies such as Any Travel, Expedia Korea, Hana Business, Shoestring Travel, Viagem Tour, Yana Trip and others. , and the workshop also attracted representatives of leading Korean media specializing in tourism and travel.”By establishing a larger number of airlines, we expect significant growth in tourist traffic from distant markets such as South Korea, China, Japan, etc. In 2018, we expect further growth in the arrival of guests from South Korea who especially appreciate natural beauty, cultural and historical sights in Croatia. gastronomy and active holidays. We will strengthen our promotional presence in this market, given that these are guests who visit us in a large percentage outside the summer months and thus stimulate the active business of tourism stakeholders over a longer period of the year. ” said director Stanicic, announcing the recent opening of the Croatian National Tourist Board office in Seoul.Photo: HTZThe presentation of the Croatian tourist offer at the Slovenian House in the Olympic Village in PyeongChang was enhanced by members of the Croatian bobsled team: pilot Dražen Silić from Pula, Benedikt Nikpalj from Zadar, Antonijo Zelić from Drniš and Mate Mezulić, as well as Croatian Charge d’Affaires Hrvoje Cvitanović and honorary Croatian Consul in Korea In-Mo Yang. Simona Leskovar, Ambassador of Slovenia to Japan, which also covers the Republic of Korea, greeted those gathered in front of Slovenia.By the way, 2017 arrivals and 444.000 overnight stays were made from the Korean market in 534.000, which compared to 2016 represents an increase of 20 percent in arrivals and 16 percent in overnight stays. The destinations where Korean tourists spent the most nights are Zagreb, Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar and Plitvice Lakes. Croatia and Slovenia now traditionally present themselves in distant markets through joint appearances, as this achieves greater promotional visibility, especially among tourists from China, South Korea and Japan, who see Europe as a unique destination.Find out more about the market at “Market profiles”last_img read more