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Croatia's tourism revenues in peak season higher than in 2019

Christian Fernsby |
Croatia saw 21 percent higher revenues from tourism this August than in the same month in 2019, before the pandemic hit, the country's Tourism Ministry announced on Wednesday.

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Since the beginning of the year, tourism income has reached almost 18 billion kuna (2.8 billion U.S. dollars), or 84 percent of the 2019 value.

There were 4.3 million arrivals and more than 30 million overnight stays in Croatia this August, the Tourism Ministry said. In the first eight months of this year, 10.7 million tourists holidayed in Croatia and there were 67.9 million overnight stays.

The number of overnight stays has almost reached the level of 2019, a record-breaking year for tourism in Croatia.

The Ministry said it was pleased with this year's summer season, considering the uncertainty that preceded it due to the pandemic.

"There are 680,000 tourists in the country, almost the same as the 2019 level, which proves that the tourist year is not over," Tourism Minister Nikolina Brnjac said in a press release.

The tourism industry accounts for almost 20 percent of Croatia's gross domestic product, one of the largest percentages in the European Union.

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