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Tourism in Croatia Surged in 2021 – Country Recorded 221,000 Tourists in November Alone

Tourism in Croatia soared in 2021 – the country recorded 221,000 tourists in November alone

The Croatian Statistical Office revealed that Croatian tourism saw a 56.4 percent increase in arrivals in November 2021, compared to the same period last year.

According to the Croatian Statistics Office, 221,000 tourists were accommodated in institutions in November, which is more than 133 thousand incoming tourists compared to 2020. In addition, these tourists stayed in private facilities for 576,000 nights, which is an increase of 114 percent Since November 2020. In addition, tourists spend about 70.3 percent of nights, reports.

Moreover, domestic tourism doubled last December since 2020, recording 113 thousand domestic tourists who spent 239,000 nights. However, domestic arrivals were 83.7 percent of 2019 capacity and 87.9 percent of nights spent at pre-pandemic levels.

During the same time, 108,000 foreign arrivals were recorded and 337,000 nights spent in November 2021 – about 76,000 arrivals and 191,000 nights spent over 2020. Moreover, compared to pre-pandemic levels, tourist arrivals fell by 42.1 percent and spent 61.6 per cent in Only 100 nights in 2019.

The data further shows that Germans spent the most nights in accommodation facilities in the Balkan nation – around 48,000 nights, which represents 14.2 percent of all foreign tourists staying, followed by tourists from Austria (9.7 percent) and Slovenia (8.1 percent). ), Italy (7.9 percent), the United States (6.5 percent), and Russia (6.3 percent).

In November 2021, the highest number of hotel nights was spent, with 303,000 nights, accounting for 52.6 percent of the total tourist nights spent, which is three times more than in November 2020. Rooms and apartments and summer houses – 195,000 nights, which is more than a third of the total nights spent in Croatia, which was more than 47.2 percent in November 2020.

Tourists aged 35-44 spend most nights in the country, about 119,000, which is 20.7 percent of the total nights. As for the second age group, it included those aged between 25 and 34 years, who spent 111,000 nights, which represents 19.2 percent of the total nights.

In addition, during the first 11 months of 2021, 12.5 million arrivals and 69.6 million nights were registered in commercial accommodation establishments, accounting for 80.7 percent of tourists and 71.5 percent more nights spent compared to the corresponding period in 2020. The first 11 months of 2019, tourists spent 34.7 percent fewer arrivals and 23 percent fewer tourist nights in Croatia.

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