In May 2019, Croatia observed the arrival of 1.6m tourists (-4.5% YoY), while tourists nights amounted to 4.9m (-14.6% YoY).
Croatian Bureau of Statistics published a document about tourism in May 2019. According to the report, May recorded the arrival of 1.6m tourists, which represents a decrease of 4.5% YoY. Meanwhile, tourist nights amounted to 4.9m, representing a decrease of 14.6%.
Domestic tourists observed an increase of 7.9% in arrivals and 10.1% in tourist nights. Meanwhile, foreign tourists recorded a decrease of 6.2% in arrivals and a 16.7% decrease in tourist nights.
Tourist Arrival & Tourist Nights (Jan – May) (million)
In May, the most foreign tourist arrivals and nights were recorded by tourists from Germany (208 thousand arrivals and 973 thousand nights), which make up for 15.4% of the total foreign tourist arrivals and 21.9% of the total tourist nights. These were followed by the nights by tourists from Austria (10.8%), United Kingdom (10.7%), Slovenia (8.3%), the USA (4.4%), Poland (4.2%), France (3.9%) and the Netherlands (3.5%)
Dubrovnik once again observed the largest number of both tourist arrivals (159 thousand) and tourist nights (471 thousand). Compared to May 2018, tourists in Dubrovnik realised an increase of 9.7% in arrivals and of 2.3% in nights.
In May 2019, there were 249 thousand rooms, apartments and camping sites available, with more than 638 thousand permanent beds. In the group Holiday and other short-stay accommodation, tourists had 94 thousand rooms and apartments at their disposal (37.9% of the total number of available rooms and apartments) with a total of 246 thousand permanent beds (38.5% of the total number of available permanent beds).
In the group Hotels and similar accommodation, more than 77 thousand rooms and apartments were at disposal (31.2% of the total number of available rooms and apartments) with more than 162 thousand permanent beds (25.3% of the total number of available permanent beds). Average occupancy rate of rooms was 57.8% and of permanent beds it was 52.7%.
As a reminder, earlier this week the Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Croatia published an announcement regarding tourism in Croatia in H1 2019 which you can read about here.