According to figures released by the Croatian National Tourist Office (CNTO), 99,283 Brits and 10,609 Irish visitors travelled to Croatia during August, an increase of seven per cent and 23 per cent compared to the same period last year.
These summer figures continue a trend of increased visits to the destination from the UK and Irish market in 2014; the total period between January and August 2014 saw a 10 per cent increase in British visitors compared to 2013, with 331,072 arrivals. There were also 36,404 Irish visitors to Croatia between January – August, an increase of 19 per cent.
In January 2014, the CNTO announced a 23 per cent rise of year-on-year visits to Croatia in 2013, compared to 2012.
“We have continued to see strong visitor figures from the UK and Ireland to Croatia in 2014, which adds to the three previous consecutive years of growth,” said Tonko Rilovic, UK and Ireland Director of the CNTO.
“Following a successful summer, we are determined to build on Croatia’s continued popularity among the UK and Irish markets. We will be focusing on highlighting Croatia’s suitability as a year-round destination and placing a heightened importance on those destinations which can be visited outside the high season,” Rilovic continued.
“With a rich history, plethora of beautiful national parks, countless cultural activities, fine food and award-winning wines, Croatia is standout destination for every type of traveller throughout the year,” he said.
For more information on what to see and do in Croatia, please see www.croatia.hr.
*Overall UK and Ireland visitor arrival figures for August 2014 compared to August 2013