CENTRAL DALMATIA RECORDS INCREDIBLE GROWTH IN TOURIST ARRIVALS AND OVERNIGHT STAYS
In the first six months of this year, the number of tourist arrivals and overnight stays in Split-Dalmatia County increased significantly, the County tourist board announced
According to eVisitor data, 319,940 tourists spent 1,515,611 overnight stays in commercial accommodation in Central Dalmatia in the first half of the year, so that in the first six months of this year, there was an increase of 87 percent in arrivals and 93 percent in overnight stays compared to the same period last year.
In the first half of the year, most tourists were Germans, Czechs, Bosnians and Herzegovinians, and Slovenes. There was also a significant increase in the number of arrivals of guests from the USA, of which there were 12,877 in Split-Dalmatia County in the first six months of this year, and achieved 50,505 overnight stays.
In June, 219,333 tourists visited Central Dalmatia, recording 1,113,414 commercial overnight stays, an increase of 225 percent in arrivals and 228 percent in overnight stays compared to June last year. The largest number of overnight stays was achieved by guests from the Czech Republic, Germany, and Slovenia.
The number of boaters also increased significantly – according to eCrew data, 23,000 boaters visited Split-Dalmatia County in June (120 percent more than last year) and spent 155,000 nights (150 percent more).
In the first six months of 2021, 39 thousand sailors sailed through the Split-Dalmatia waters (220 percent more than in 2020), recording 238 thousand overnight stays (256 percent more).
About 70,000 passengers traveled through Split Airport and Ferry on the July 9-11 weekend.
Jelena Ivulić from Jadrolinija said that over 45,000 passengers and 12,000 vehicles passed through the city’s ferry port. Jadrolinija even offered an extra line to Supetar on Brač in the morning!
“Our ferries are full, we continue with the positive growth from June and the first weekend in July. We hope that nothing will hinder us in this positive growth,” said Ivulić.
160 planes arrived at the airport over the weekend, too, of which 120 were commercial lines and 40 private, carrying 25 thousand passengers.
“The numbers are the same as last weekend and we can say that this is the heart of the season. As for June, we recorded about 117 thousand passengers, which is a good number, and when we compare it with June last year, we had only 26 thousand passengers. Last month we had the most passengers of all the airports,” said Mate Melvan, head of Split Airport passenger reception and dispatch.