Around 20 million tourists visited Croatia in 2018
According to the most recent data provided by national system eVisitor, a record number of tourists visited Croatia in 2018, the Croatian tourism ministry said on Wednesday, 2nd January 2019.
A total of 19.7 million tourists travelled to Croatia last year, which is more than 6.5 per cent when compared to same period in 2017. Overnight stays also rose to 106 million, depicting an increase of 4 per cent from the previous year.
Kristijan Stanicic, the director of the national tourism agency, said that investments in the tourism sector in Croatia exceeded 1 billion euros in 2018 and should be on the same level in 2019.
Reaching the finals of FIFA World Cup 2018 has aroused interest among tourists to visit Croatia. After enjoying a stupendous support from fans across the world, Croatia said to become one of the favourite tourist destinations for Chinese tourists.
As per reports, flight bookings and hotel bookings have surged with its popularity after World Cup 2018. Qunar, the largest online travel agency in China, had also reported that the China to Croatia flight tickets had doubled since Croatia took part in the soccer finals.
There are a number of attractions in Croatia, ranging from sites of historic architectural and religious significance to famed ecological points of interest and museums.
Dubrovnik, Croatia’s most glamorous tourist destination is declared a UNESCO world heritage site. The old town of Split, which houses the Cathedral of St. Domnius, is a pedestrian-only city.
Zagreb, capital of Croatia hosts Zagrebfest, the oldest Croatian pop-music festival, as well as other traditional international sports events and tournaments. The Day of the City of Zagreb on November 16 is celebrated every year with special festivities, especially on the Jarun lake near the southwestern part of the city.