15.10.2019. | Interesting news from tourism
According to the eVisitor system and the Split-Dalmatia County Tourist Board; 432.058 arrivals and 2.185.857 overnight stays in commercial accommodation in Central Dalmatia were recorded in September, which means an increase of three percent on overnight stays. In the first nine months there were 3.401.912 arrivals - an increase of five percent and 17.287.187 overnights - an increase of two percent.
In the first nine months the Germans were ranked number one for the first time with 316.000 arrivals and 2.1 million overnight stays which is growth by nine percent in arrivals and three percent in overnight stays. Significant growth in arrivals and overnight stays in the first nine months compared to the previous year is recorded from the US market, with 166.000 arrivals and 430.000 overnights, an increase of 11 percent in arrivals and 11 percent in overnight stays, and the number of Scandinavian, British and French guests arrivals and overnights is still growing.
The most visited tourist destinations in Split-Dalmatia County, which recorded an increase in the number of overnight stays compared to last year, are Split, Makarska, Hvar, Omiš and Baška Voda - this year again. The Split-Dalmatia County is also the record holder for nautical tourism in Croatia, with 1.44 million nautical overnight stays which is seven percent increase in the first nine months, or almost half of all nautical overnights realized in Croatia. The excellent results achieved during the peak season in the Split-Dalmatia County continue in the post-season period.
In October, holiday guests are joined by an increasing number of the participants of congresses and expert meetings, as well as by thousands of those who know that the holidays are the most beautiful at this time of the year when the summer crowds die down, and the events that follow in October are the best confirmation of their good choices, says Mr. Joško Stella
, Director of the Split-Dalmatia County Tourist Board. "The bus tours are strongest in October, with cruisers bringing thousands of curious people to the port of Split, who discover the beauties, history, colors, smells and flavors of early autumn in central Dalmatia. With direct flights of to 60 European airliners, with more than a hundred flights a day during the summer months, Split Airport connects the city of Split as the main center of Dalmatia with more than 100 cities across Europe. This year, Split Airport expects 3.3 million passengers," says Stella.
Stella notes that while investors in the tourism business are making new strides toward greater quality and diversity of offerings that are being prepared for 2020, the mission of the Tourist Board which he manages is to shape and promote tourism in Central Dalmatia based on autochtony and in line with sustainable development which will satisfy the local population.