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Dec 05, 2017 18:04 EEST
December 5 (SeeNews) - Foreign tourist arrivals to Croatia increased 14% on the year to 16.3 million in the first eleven months of 2017, the government said on Tuesday.
Overnight stays by foreign tourists increased 12% year-on-year to 89.3 million in the period January-November, the government said in a statement, citing data collected by the country's eVisitor system.
Domestic tourists arrivals increased 8% on the year, taking the total number of arrivals to 18.2 million, up 13%. Domestic overnight stays added 14% and pushed the total number of overnights to 101.2 million, up 12% over last year.
In the period from January to November, most overnight stays were recorded in Istria, 27.4 million, followed by the Split-Dalmatia county with 19 million overnights and Kvarner Bay with 18.5 million overnights.
The Zadar County recorded 13.6 million overnight stays, Dubrovnik-Neretva County 8.5 million overnights, Sibenik-Knin 7.1 million overnights, Lika-Senj County 3.2 million overnights and Zagreb 2.1 million overnight stays.
During the first eleven months, most overnight stays were made by tourists from Germany (20.7 million overnights), Slovenia (10.1 million overnights), Austria (7.6 million overnights), Poland (6.3 million overnights) and the Czech Republic (5.4 million overnight stays).
In 2016, tourist arrivals to Croatia increased by 8.7%, while the number of overnights rose by 9.0%, reaching 78.05 million.
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