According to data collected by eVisitor, Croatia had another record-breaking tourist season this year. A total of 19 million tourists visited Croatia between January 1 and October 31, 2018, making for an increase of 6% compared with the same period last year.
From the beginning of the year to the end of October, 104.3 million overnight stays were recorded in Croatia, 4% more than in the same period last year. Foreign visitors generated 17 million arrivals and 92 million overnight stays, making for an increase of 6% and 4% respectively.
The most successful region in this regard was again Istria with 28.2 million arrivals. Split-Dalmatia County comes second with 19.7 million arrivals, followed by the region of Kvarner with 16.2 million.
In continental Croatia, the capital Zagreb recorded 2.1 million arrivals by the end of October.
On its own, October was busier this year than the last, with 997.000 arrivals and 3.4 million overnight stays recorded. Compared with October 2017, we’ve seen a 13% increase in arrivals and a 9% increase in overnight stays.
Out of tourists in Croatia, most overnight stays in 2018 were generated by German visitors (21 million), followed by Slovenes (10.4 million), Austrians (7.6 million), Poles (6.3 million), and Czechs (5.5 million).
The most popular destinations in 2018 were Dubrovnik, Rovinj, Poreč, Split and Medulin.