In 2021, there were 13.8 million arrivals and 84.1 million overnight stays in Croatia, ie 77 percent more arrivals and 55 percent more overnight stays than in the same period in 2020. These are the first data from the eVisitor system, which contains tourist traffic generated in commercial and non-commercial facilities and nautical charter. Compared to the 2019 results, in 2021 were realized 67 percent of arrivals and 77 percent of overnight stays in compare to 2019.
Most tourist overnight stays were realized in Istria (23.5 million), Split-Dalmatia (15.5 million) and Primorje-Gorski Kotar County (15.3 million). It is followed by Zadar County (12.7 million overnight stays), Šibenik-Knin County (5.9 million) and Dubrovnik-Neretva County (5.4 million). The destinations that attracted the most visitors were Zagreb (638,000 arrivals), Rovinj (549,000), Dubrovnik (543,000), Split (529,000) and Poreč (431,000 arrivals). In terms of markets, in 2021 most arrivals were made by Germans (2.9 million, 84 percent growth compared to 2020), domestic tourists (2.3 million, growth of 41 percent compared to 2020), Slovenes (1.2 million, an increase of 18 percent compared to 2020), Austrians (1.1 million, an increase of 180 percent compared to 2020), Poles (1 million, an increase of 50 percent compared to 2020) and the Czechs (775,000, up 50 percent from 2020). Also, compared to 2020, there were 78 percent more Italians, 100 percent more Hungarians, 168 percent more French and as many as 324 percent more Dutch. Let us add that, compared to 2019, Poles achieved 8 percent more overnight stays, Germans equaled overnight stays from a record 2019, Czechs achieved 97 percent of overnight stays, while Slovenes and Austrians achieved about 82 percent of 2019 overnight stays.