Tourism: Croatia +3.8% over 2011

More German, fewer Italian tourists

08 August, 17:31

(ANSAMed) - ZAGHREB, AUGUST 8 - By the end of July, tourism was up 3.8% over the same period last year, according to Croatian Tourism Ministry data released on Wednesday. Foreign tourists in Croatia, pop. 4.2 million, totaled 5.8 million by the end of July. They made 40 million overnight stays, up 5.4% over the previous year. More Dutch (+21%) and Germans (+13%) and fewer Italians (-9%) and Hungarians (-8%) came than last year, according to the ministry.

Government figures projected an overall 3-5% increase in the 2012 tourism sector, on 7 billion euro turnover, equal to 20% of national GDP.

Croatia's 3.8% increase was followed by Spain at 2.9%, compared to negative figures for the rest of the Mediterranean holiday destinations, according to the ministry. (ANSAMed).

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