Croatia Has Recorded 7,769,322 Overnight Stays From Austrian Tourists So Far in 2022
This year, Croatia has achieved very good results in terms of tourism, which have been confirmed by the trends from individual markets, including the Austrian market, from which 1,426,514 arrivals and 7,769,322 overnight stays have been achieved so far.
According to data from the eVisitor system, compared to the same period, the above figures show an increase of five per cent in terms of arrivals and overnight stays, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.
In addition, overnight stays represent a special success since the visits marked in 2022 so far are higher than those realized in the entire year of 2019, when Austrians spent 7,762,916 nights in Croatia.
“The achieved results in overnight stays confirm that Croatia has almost completely recovered as a tourist destination on the Austrian market, i.e. that it achieved a better result than was the case in the record and pre-pandemic year of 2019. We expect the continuation of positive trends during the next year, in which our country to have a particularly pronounced visibility and promotion,” the director of the Croatian Tourist Board office in Austria Branimir Tončinić pointed out.
According to Toncinic, next year, Croatia will be a partner country in one of the biggest tourist fairs – Ferien-Messe, a tourist fair for business and the general public, which will be held in Vienna from March 16 to 19.
As for the type of accommodation, Austrians have spent the most nights in hotels, campsites, and private accommodation, while they have spent almost 430,000 nights in sea charters. At the same time, compared to the same period of 2019, it represents an increase of five per cent.
The data of the eVisitor system have also revealed that Austrians have spent the most nights in Istria with about 3.6 million overnight stays, in Kvarner with 1.8 million overnight stays, and Zadar County with 819,000 overnight stays. Meanwhile, among the most popular destinations were Rovinj, Poreč, Medulin, Umag, Mali Lošinj, Opatija and Zadar.
In July, the Croatian National Tourist Board (CNTB) said that Croatia recorded a total of 1.3 million overnight stays from Austria, representing an increase of four per cent compared to the same period in 2019.
A study also conducted by Austrian organizers has revealed that Croatia is at the top of the foreign destinations most sought after by Austrians.
As Toncinic explains, Austria is one of the most important domestic markets for Croatian tourism. Moreover, survey data shows that 95 per cent of Austrians want to spend their holidays in Europe.