Tourist season 2020 has new records – around a million visitors on holiday in Croatia. More precisely, according to the Croatian Tourism Association, between 950,000 and one million guests are on holiday this weekend. This would mean that the second weekend of August is very close to last year when there were 1.1 million tourists in Croatia. More specifically, the peak of the 2020 tourist season is at as much as 90 percent of the previous one.
Convoys of vehicles with tourists from Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic heading for Croatia began to form yesterday in the early morning hours already in Austria, in front of the entrance to the Karavanke tunnel in the direction of Slovenia. At one point, the convoy of cars was about 16 kilometers long.
Crowds all over Croatia
By noon on Saturday, 25,771 vehicles entered the Lučko toll station, or only 2,5 percent less than on the same Saturday last year. Ship passenger traffic in the City Port of Split in the last two weekends is at about 65 percent of traffic compared to comparable weekends last year. 70,000 passengers and 16,000 vehicles are expected this weekend, which is about 70 percent of the traffic compared to the comparable weekend last year. About 30,000 passengers with about 160 landings will pass through Split Airport this weekend. At 3 border crossings in Istria: Plovanija, Kaštel, and Požane, from Friday to Sunday at 12 o’clock, 133,840 passengers entered Croatia, including 123,296 foreigners, which is the busiest weekend this summer.
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Top 20 countries by arrivals and overnight stays
The smallest drop in tourist arrivals and overnight stays was recorded in the markets of Slovenia, Germany, the domestic market, Poland and the Czech Republic.
|I-VII 2020. Arrivals||I-VII 2020. Overnights||I-VII 2019. Arrivals||I-VII 2019. Overnights|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||89.150||618.891||285.037||1.540.315|
From the Polish market recorded a growth in tourist traffic of 10 percent
According to the eVisitor system, during the first part of August, there were about 65,000 arrivals and almost 380,000 overnight stays from the Polish market. Compared to the same period last year, it represents a growth of 4 percent in arrivals and 10 percent in overnight stays. Recently, the national Polish television TVP dedicated its most-watched morning show in Poland entirely to Croatia as a tourist destination. During the 3 hours, the show is watched daily by about 485 thousand viewers.
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