It was not so many years ago that Split was better known as the Gateway to the Dalmatian Islands.
How things have changed!
Tourism in the Dalmatian capital is booming, and the city is now one of the hottest destinations in Europe. And the numbers are in to prove it!
Last December was the strongest end of year ever, with a 19% increase in December arrivals on the previous year, with 17,000 tourists contributing to 37,800 overnights, statistics which pleased the Split Tourist Board:
“Advent events, numerous exhibitions, manifestations, entertainment and cultural events and the spectacular New Year’s Eve celebration, which has been the most popular in Croatia for a decade, are the reasons for visitors to Split in December, which brought excellent tourist results. We are particularly pleased with the significant increase in the number of foreign guests in Split this year, which was two thousand more than last year. Also, 6,500 Croatians chose to visit Split in the last month of the year, which is a thousand more than last year, and confirms the popularity of Split and its offer among citizens from all parts of Croatia,” said the Split Tourist Board.
It capped an incredible year for Split, which almost broke through the 1 million tourist arrivals barrier for the first time. In all, some 943,907 tourists contributed 2.75 million overnight stays, with the largest number coming from the important United States market (105,000).
Will 2020 see the million barrier broken? Learn more about Split here.