According to the Croatian National Tourist Board, in the first 8 months of 2021 Croatia has witnessed 10.7m tourist arrivals and 67.94m tourist nights.
Croatia recorded 30.7m tourist nights in August 2021, which represent an increase of 46% YoY and is at as high as 93% of the result from August 2019. A total of 4.3m tourist arrivals were recorded in Croatia in August 2021, which is an increase of 59% YoY. To put things into a perspective, this represents 86% of the result from August 2019. Foreign tourists generated 26.7m bed nights and domestic tourists 4m.
The largest number of tourist nights (8.6m) was registered in Istria County, ahead of Split-Dalmatia County (5.8m). Meanwhile, the most popular destinations were Dubrovnik (164k tourist arrivals), Split (160k), Rovinj (149k), Medulin and Poreč (both 125k).
The above state figures could be seen as more than encouraging for Croatian tourism, given that tourist nights in the first 8 months account for 75.4% of the record 2019 level. To be specifc, according to the Croatian National Tourist Board Croatia has noted 10.7m tourist arrivals and 67.94m tourist nights (from Jan to Aug 2021). Such figures represent an increase of 56.4% YoY of arrivals and 42.8% YoY increase in tourist nights. Additionally, the average nights spen slightly decreased from 6.94 to 6.34 (in the first 8 months of 2021).
The largest number of tourist nights was registered in Istria County (27.9% of all nights), ahead of Split-Dalmatia County (18.4%).
In terms of accomodation, 16.48% of the total nights spent was recorded in hotels (11.2m, representing an increase of 89.6% YoY. Meanwhile, camps accounted for 20.7% of all nights or 14.1m (+72.7% YoY).
Such solid figures will definitely benefit the Croatian tourists in our coverage and, as a reminder, Arena Hospitality Group recently announced that the Group’s Croatian operations showed very strong results during the summer season, with August 2021 revenues being in line with August 2019 revenues. To read more about the aforementioned, click here.