Booming Split: Busiest August Ever with 5% Tourists Increase

It is busy out there! And nowhere more so than in the Dalmatian capital of Split.

It was only a few years ago that Split was known as the Gateway to the Islands, a transit point for the ferry to the islands of Brac, Hvar, Solta and Vis. But not any more…

The growth of Split as one of the hottest destinations in Europe continues apace, and August 2019 was the busiest August in the city’s tourism history, according to statistics released recently.

In August alone, there were 193,305 guests visiting the city, an increase of 10,000 last year, and they collectively generated a total of 659,000 overnight stays (37,000 more than 2018). Both represented an increase of 5% on last year.

The strong August numbers mirror those of the year so far in Split. In the first 8 months of 2019, there were 714,265 arrivals, generating 2,151,724 overnight stays. This represents an increase of 60,000 visitors (up 8%) and over 200,000 overnight stays (9%).

For the first time, the largest number of visitors came from the United States (75,000), followed by the Brits (72,000), the French (50,000) and the Germans (42,000).

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