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Tourism in Croatia 2022

Tourism in Croatia 2022

Croatia welcomed 18.9 million tourists in 2022, 37 percent more than the previous year. There were also 25 percent more overnight stays last year with 104.8 million recorded, according to date from the country’s eVisitor system.

The largest number of overnight stays in Croatia in 2022 was achieved by foreign guests from Germany (24.9 million), Slovenia (10.1 million), Austria (8.2 million), Poland (6.7 million), the Czech Republic ( 6 million), Italy (4.2 million), the United Kingdom (3.7 million), Slovakia (3.3 million) and the Netherlands (3.3 million).

The record year for Croatian tourism is still 2019 when 21 million tourists visited. But, in 2022, more revenue generated than record year 2019. In this context,  the income from foreign tourists for 2022 will amount to around 13 billion euros, which is an excellent indicator of the growth of the quality of the offer as well as the continuation of demand for Croatia.

This year was also a record year in terms of some of our biggest markets, such as Germany, Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and the Netherlands, from which we achieved almost 800,000 more arrivals than in 2019.

This is also a great announcement for the year 2023, especially in the context of Croatia’s entry into the Schengen area and the eurozone.Croatian tourism  focus in 2023 remains on quality, sustainability and innovation, so that the successes of tourism are long-term and additionally contribute to the overall economic and social development of Croatia.

In 2023, main goal is the complete recovery of tourism, the achievement of pre-pandemic tourism results at the level of the entire country, and an even stronger dispersion of tourist traffic in the pre- and post-season. Turism Authorities  will emphasise the promotion of Croatian islands, the hidden pearls of the Croatian tourist offer in the interior of the country, luxury offer, gastronomy, but also all those tourist products that generate tourist consumption throughout the year.

Tina Čubrilo