June 2022 business from tourism nears pre-pandemic levels

Business from tourism is almost at the level of 2019, and financial results are 24% better

During June this year, 2.8 million arrivals and 14.7 million overnight stays were recorded in Croatia, 81% more arrivals and 84%t more overnight stays than in June 2021. Compared to June 2019, Croatia saw an increase of 89% for arrivals and 98% for overnight stays.

During the first six months of 2022, there were 5.7 million arrivals and 24.7 million overnight stays, 120% more arrivals and 107% more overnight stays than in the same period last year. 

At the same time, foreign tourists contributed to 21.4 million overnight stays, while 3.3 million overnight stays were attributed to domestic tourists. 

Compared to 2019, 83% of arrivals and 94% of overnight stays were realised in the same period. 

The data so far are particularly important because they confirm the increasingly significant demand for Croatia outside the summer months and the positive results of activities aimed at making Croatia recognisable as a sustainable and quality destination for the whole year. 

Nikolina Brnjac, Minister of Tourism and Sports

Most tourist overnight stays were realised in 

  • Istria 7.9 million
  • Split-Dalmatia County 4.2 million
  • Primorje-Gorski Kotar County 4.2 million
  • Zadar County 2.8 million overnight stays
  • Dubrovnik-Neretva County 2 million
  • Šibenik-Knin County 1.2 million. 

Looking at the results of the destinations, the most overnight stays since the beginning of the year were achieved in 

  • Rovinj 1.3 million
  • Dubrovnik 1.2 million
  • Poreč 1.1 million and 
  • Zagreb 909,000.

Looking at the markets, since the beginning of the year, the largest number of overnight stays was achieved by foreign guests from 

  • Germany 6.1 million, 
  • Austria 2.4 million, 
  • Slovenia 2.3 million, 
  • Poland 1.3 million, 
  • The United Kingdom 1.1 million and
  • The Czech Republic 1.1 million. 

According to the type of accommodation, the most overnight stays were in 

  • Hotels 7.5 million
  • Household facilities 7.4 million and 
  • Campsites 5.1 million.

We are entering the main part of the tourist year with positive trends and great expectations. More than 640,000 tourists are currently staying in the country, and during July and August, we expect that number to exceed one million tourists who will stay in our country on a daily basis. 

Nikolina Brnjac, Minister of Tourism and Sports