According to the Croatian National Tourist Board, in the first 10 months of 2021, Croatia has witnessed 13.3m tourist arrivals and 82.7m tourist nights.
In the first ten months 2021, Croatia recorded 13.3m tourist arrivals, which represents an increase of 74.9% YoY. Such a result stands at 66.7% of pre-pandemic period (Jan – Oct 2019). Meanwhile, tourist nights amounted to 82.7m, which represents a 54.26% increase YoY. Compared to 2019, tourist nights stand at 66.74% (Jan – Oct). We note that 84.28% of nights realized come from foreign tourists. Of that, tourists from Germany lead with 25.49% (or 21m) of total nights realized, followed by tourists from Slovenia (10.66%).
The largest number of tourist nights (23.3m) was registered in Istria County, ahead of Split-Dalmatia County (15.3m) and Kvarner (15m). The most popular destinations by number of nights were Rovinj (607k), Poreč (437k), Dubrovnik (380k) and Medulin (332k).
When observing the type of accommodation, the largest portion of nights realized was recorded in private accommodation (38.41%), followed by camps (20.92%) and hotels (18.12%). To be specific, hotels noted an increase in nights spent by 120% and an increase in arrivals by 105%. The average nights spent in hotels in the first 10 months stood at 2.88 compared to 2.4 in the same period of the previous year.