According to the data of the eVisitor system, which contains tourist traffic realized in commercial and non-commercial facilities and nautical charter (eCrew system), in Croatia in the period from January to the end of September, 18 million arrivals (+ 6%) and 100.8 million overnight stays (+ 4%) were realized. Out of that, foreign tourists realized 16.2 million arrivals (+ 5%) and 89.2 million overnight stays (+ 3%), while domestic tourists also recorded increases in arrivals by 8% and in overnight stays by 6%. During the nine months, the highest number of overnight stays was realized in Istria (27.5 million), while in the Split-Dalmatia County 19 million overnight stays were realized, ie 18.3 million overnight stays in Kvarner. They are followed by Zadar County with 14 million overnight stays and Dubrovnik-Neretva County with 8.2 million overnight stays. 6.9 million overnight stays were realized in Šibenik-Knin County, 3.2 million overnight stays in Lika-Senj County, while 1.9 million overnight stays were realized in Zagreb. On the continent, not including Zagreb, there were 900.000 arrivals (+ 10%) and 1.8 million overnight stays (+ 12%), and looking at the counties, most overnight stays were realized in Karlovac (568.000), Krapina-Zagorje (266.000), Zagreb (160.000) ), Osijek-Baranja (148.000) and Međimurje County (147.000). At the national level, the highest number of overnight stays was recorded in Germany (20.3 million), Slovenia (10.2 million), Austria (7.4 million), Poland (6.2 million) and the Czech Republic (5.4 million), with the highest number of overnight stays. nights realized in in households (37.1 million) and in hotels (22.6 million) and camps (18.6 million). The top destinations in the first nine months according to the criteria of realized overnight stays are Dubrovnik, Rovinj, Poreč, Medulin and Split. “We have positive trends at the level of the whole year, and this is supported by these statistics on arrivals and overnight stays, especially double-digit growth in the second half of September when the motive of arrival “sun and sea” no longer prevails, which is another confirmation that our country is a more recognizable destination with a diverse offer throughout the year. What I prefer to emphasize are the data on the increase in tourist spending, ie the realized revenues where we exceeded the amount of three billion euros for the first time in the first half of the year. ” pointed out the Minister of Tourism of the Republic of Croatia and the President of the Croatian Tourist Board Gari Cappelli.In September, there were 8 percent more arrivalsIn September, there were 2.3 million arrivals and 13.3 million overnight stays in Croatia, which is an increase of 2017% in arrivals and 8% in overnight stays compared to August 2. In the same month, most overnight stays were realized in Istria (3.5 million), in the Split-Dalmatia County (2.4 million) and in Kvarner (2.1 million). They are followed by Zadar County with 1.5 million overnight stays, Dubrovnik-Neretva County with 1.2 million overnight stays, Šibenik-Knin County with 770.000 overnight stays, Lika-Senj County with 278.000 overnight stays and Zagreb with 257.000 overnight stays. There were 1266.000 arrivals (+ 14%) and 228.000 overnight stays (+ 15%) on the continent in September, of which the highest number of overnight stays was in Karlovac (71.000), Krapina-Zagorje (27.000), Zagreb (26.000), Osijek-Baranja. 21.000) and Međimurje County (13.000). Top destinations in September according to the criteria of realized overnight stays are Dubrovnik, Rovinj, Poreč, Split and Umag.RELATED NEWS:REVENUES FROM TOURISM IN THE FIRST SIX MONTHS OF 2018 INCREASED BY 10 PERCENTIN THE FIRST NINE MONTHS, 18 MILLION ARRIVALS AND 100.8 MILLION NIGHTS WERE MADE
Today, the County Port Authority of Cres presented the project “Reconstruction and upgrades of the western part of the port of Cres” whose work officially begins in the first days of September. The project “Reconstruction and upgrade of the western part of the port of Cres” is worth almost 40 million kuna, of which almost 30 million kuna was co-financed through the Operational Program Competitiveness and Cohesion 2014-2020. In addition, adequate mooring and mooring security will be provided for liner ships in year-round liner shipping, better access to the place of embarkation for persons with reduced mobility will be arranged and ensured, bus and sea terminals will be connected, and the passenger terminal will be more accessible to vehicles. delivery and emergency services, as well as quality and safer pedestrian access. “The new western port of Cres will create a completely new view of our city and, with the realization of the project, we will get a better entrance to the port that will meet the needs of our fellow citizens and visitors in the future. The County Port Authority has made a valuable step forward in achieving this goal and is creating a port that meets 21st century standards. As the mayor of the city where this valuable project will be implemented, I am proud that the integration of the island of Cres and the islets of the Cres archipelago into the wider transport network will be strengthened, which directly affects the improvement of education and access to medical care.”, Said the Mayor of the City of Cres Kristijan Jurjako. The project worth 40 million kuna is a continuation of the arrangement of the Cres waterfront, which will directly contribute to increasing the quality of life of the inhabitants of the island of Cres and the surrounding islets It is a project that will build an external breakwater to accommodate liner passenger ships and arrange the mainland part of the port, which consists of a narrow coastal strip and shallow coastal sea that stretches along the Cres coastal road – a valuable urban space, important in creating the image and identity of Cres. The project is one of the most significant since the establishment of ZLU Cres and one of the largest investments in the maritime domain in the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County. Photo: PR “Never before has investments been made in port infrastructure. We have to thank especially the European funds, the port authorities that prepare these projects, but also the Ministry that helps them in the application process. As recently as three years ago, when I took on the role of minister, I insisted on starting the construction of port infrastructure. Today, investments in transport infrastructure amount to around 20 billion kuna and, I repeat, I am especially proud of the fact that we are building ports. Such projects are of great importance for the development of the Croatian coast and Croatian islands”, Emphasized the Minister of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure Oleg Butković. The project will build an external breakwater with a total length of about 185 meters and a width of about 6 meters, and arrange the land part of the port with a length of about 280 meters. Completion of the project is planned by the end of 2021, and it will ensure the necessary protection of the waters within the port area of the port of Cres, ie protection of the bay from waves and wind, which directly affects the preservation of property (vessels) of Cres residents during storms. “I am proud that the Cres County Port Authority has started this important investment project which will significantly improve the quality of life of our fellow citizens. First of all, the project will create the basis for the development and increase of the number of year-round lines to the county center, archipelago islands, as well as economic centers in the area, and most importantly, improve the connection with medical and educational centers. A quality port and a quality line are a prerequisite for preserving life on the islands and the basis for further development of the local economy and tourism, which is why I am glad that Cres is part of the story of connecting Croatian islands.”, Said the director of the County Port Authority of Cres Anton Opatić and added that the implementation of the project will reduce congestion and congestion in the port, which are very common during the summer season.