DUBROVNIK BOASTS EXTRAORDINARY RESULTS IN TOURISM IN THE FIRST TWO MONTHS OF 2017
According to data from the E- visitor system, the first two months of 2017 were extremely successful for tourism in Dubrovnik. There were 26,938 arrivals, which is an increase of 12 percent, as well as 76,553 overnight stays or 19 percent more than in the first two months of 2016. In first place according to the number of visitors were local guests (from Croatia), followed by those from the neighbouring Bosnia and Herzegovina, then Korea, France, the United Kingdom, the United States, Hungary, Japan, Spain, and China.
Most arrivals were seen in hotels (23,142 arrivals), which showed an increase in the number of arrivals of 7% compared to January and February 2016. There was also a better occupancy rate in private accommodation facilities (2,447 arrivals), which is a 55% increase in arrivals compared to the same period last year. There were 55,916 overnight stays in hotels (5% more than in 2016), and in private accommodation there were 13,024 overnight stays (75% more than 2016).
According to age groups, in January and February most guests that visited Dubrovnik were aged 41-60 (9% more than in 2016), followed by guests aged 31-40 (3% more than in 2016), and then guests aged 21-30 (a large increase of 25% compared to the same period of 2016).
Only in February there were 15,186 arrivals, which is at the same level as last year, as well as 41,423 overnight stays, or 7% more than in the same month in 2016. In February, most guests in Dubrovnik were from Croatia, followed by the United Kingdom, the United States, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Korea, France, Spain, Japan, and China.
It is obvious that the establishment of year round flights to Frankfurt and Istanbul and the continuation of the flight from London, the rich program of the Dubrovnik Winter Festival, as well as the shooting of the film Robin Hood: Origins, and the presentation of the new car model of the Nissan Micra, contributed to the strong progress of winter tourism in Dubrovnik, bringing our city closer to achieving the goal of year round tourism.