Revenues from tourism in the first quarter higher 14 percent

first_imgAccording to the Croatian National Bank (CNB), in the first quarter of 2018, revenues from tourism amounted to EUR 450,2 million, which is an increase of 395,9 percent compared to revenues generated during the same period last year (EUR 14 million). that is, an increase of EUR 54,3 million in revenue.”The revenues generated in tourism in the first three months of this year are a confirmation of the great step that the entire public and private sector in tourism has made towards competitive year-round tourism. This is also proof that with the creation of new, quality offers and thus reasons for the arrival of guests outside the summer months, excellent results can be achieved very quickly. This year, we expect almost a billion euros of investment in tourism, which will certainly give another impetus to the development of destinations and thus contribute to the overall economic growth of Croatia.. ”Stressed Tourism Minister Gary Cappelli.The main question is how to increase non-board tourist consumption and its dispersion to the local economy, and not to encourage imports through tourism.There were 19% more arrivals and 24% more overnight staysAccording to the eVisitor system, which contains tourist traffic generated in commercial and non-commercial facilities and nautical charter (eCrew system) for the previous part of the year (January-May), they show that interest in Croatia is at a very high level, and a similar trend is expected during in the coming months.Thus, in the period from January to the end of May, 3,6 million arrivals (+ 19%) and 11,6 million overnight stays (+ 24%) were realized in Croatia. Out of that, foreign tourists realized 3 million arrivals (+ 27%) and 9,8 million overnight stays (+ 27%), while domestic tourists also recorded increases in arrivals by 10% and in overnight stays by 7%.In May, there was an increase in arrivals and overnight stays from all markets, and a significant increase in the number of arrivals and overnight stays was recorded from the German market, followed by Hungary, Austria, Ukraine and the long haul markets of China and Canada.last_img

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