In first six months of 2019, 6.5 million tourists visited Croatia

Travel And Tour World | July 04, 2019

On Monday, Tourism Minister, Croatia, Gari Cappelli expressed his happiness regarding tourism results achieved so far, by explaining that in the initial six months of the year, roughly 6.5 million arrivals and 26 million bed nights had been recorded and that bookings were going as per anticipations..Apart from a few imbalances in May due to poor weather, everything else is going according to plan and at the moment we have about 26 million overnight stays and about 6.5 million arrivals, he said.Statistics from the Croatian National Tourist Board show that 6.4 million arrivals and 25.4 million overnight stays were churned out for the initial six months of 2018.

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