Croatia's tourism industry grows steadily in first half of 2019

Xinhua | July 02, 2019

Croatias tourism sector recorded 6.5 million visits and 26 million overnight stays in the first half of the year, Tourism Minister Gari Cappelli said on Monday.We accomplished everything that we have projected. Apart from a small disbalance in May due to the bad weather, everything went by the plan, Cappelli told reporters in Funtana near the city of Porec on the Istrian peninsula.The latest tourist numbers show a slight improvement compared to the same time last year. According to the Croatian National Tourist Board, in the first half of 2018, there were 6.4 million visits and 25.4 million overnight stays.

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The Global Travel & Tourism industry continues to grow at a healthy pace, but not without some challenges. Over the past decade, we have been witnessing significant resident backlash against tourism growth in several major international destinations including: Barcelona, Venice, Amsterdam and Dubrovnik. In addition, there has been growing concern about the environmental and social impacts increased visitation may have upon natural attractions and local communities (i.e. pollution, depletion/degradation of the resource and sustainability).

Spotlight

The Global Travel & Tourism industry continues to grow at a healthy pace, but not without some challenges. Over the past decade, we have been witnessing significant resident backlash against tourism growth in several major international destinations including: Barcelona, Venice, Amsterdam and Dubrovnik. In addition, there has been growing concern about the environmental and social impacts increased visitation may have upon natural attractions and local communities (i.e. pollution, depletion/degradation of the resource and sustainability).

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