In 2017, 17,4 million tourists came and spent 86,2 million nights in tourist accommodation facilities in Croatia. In 2017, compared to 2016, there were 13% more arrivals and 11% more tourist nights, according to the final data of the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) for 2017.In the structure of total realized tourist arrivals, 89% are foreign tourist arrivals and 11% are domestic tourist arrivals. In 2017, compared to 2016, there were 5% more domestic tourists and 14% more foreign tourists. In the structure of total overnight stays, 93% were realized by foreign tourists and 7% by domestic ones. In 2017, compared to 2016, domestic tourists realized 3% more overnight stays, and foreign tourists 11% more. Tourists in the age group of 25 to 34 realized the most overnight stays, 779 thousand.German tourists realized the most overnight stays Tourists from Germany realized the most overnight stays in 2017, 19,5 million, which is 24% of the total overnight stays of foreign tourists. They averaged 8 nights per arrival. They spent the most nights in the County of Istria, where they spent 8,6 million nights.This is followed by overnight stays of tourists from Slovenia and Austria (9% each), Poland (8%), the Czech Republic and Italy (6% each), the United Kingdom (5%), the Netherlands, Hungary and Slovakia (4% each), which is a total of 79%. Tourists from other countries realized 21% of tourist nights.Source: CBSTourists mostly spent the night in the group Resorts and similar facilities for short holidayIn group 55.2 Resorts and similar facilities for short breaks, the highest number of overnight stays was realized, 42 million (which is 49% of the total overnight stays). Most overnight stays were realized by tourists from Germany (21%), Poland (11%), the Czech Republic (8%), Slovenia and Croatia (7% each), Italy (6%), Austria and Slovakia (5% each). In this group, in 2017, compared to 2016, there were 19% more arrivals and 15% more tourist nights.In group 55.1 Hotels and similar accommodation, 25 million overnight stays were realized (which is 28% of the total overnight stays). Most overnight stays were realized by tourists from Germany (16%), Austria (12%), Croatia (10%), the United Kingdom (8%), Slovenia and Italy (5% each) and the Czech Republic (4%). In this group, in 2017, as compared to 2016, tourist arrivals increased by 9% and tourist nights by 6%.In group 55.3 Camps and camping sites, 19 million overnight stays were realized (which is 22% of the total overnight stays). Most overnight stays were realized by tourists from Germany (35%), Slovenia (15%), the Netherlands and Austria (10% each), Italy (7%) and the Czech Republic (4%). In this group, in 2017, compared to 2016, tourist arrivals and overnight stays increased by 9%.Istria County is the first in terms of the number of overnight stays The highest number of tourist nights in 2017 was realized by the County of Istria, 25 million overnight stays, which is 29% of the total number of overnight stays. Tourists spent an average of 6 nights on arrival.This is followed by overnight stays in Split-Dalmatia County (19%), Primorje-Gorski Kotar County (17%), Zadar County (11%), Dubrovnik-Neretva County (9%) and Šibenik-Knin County (6%), which is a total of 91 %. In all the above-mentioned counties, there has been an increase in both tourist arrivals and overnight stays.Source: CBS Dubrovnik – the city with the most overnight staysDubrovnik had the highest number of tourist nights in 2017, 3,9 million nights. In the structure of total overnight stays, 4% of overnight stays were realized by domestic tourists and 96% by foreign tourists. Tourists from the United Kingdom realized the most overnight stays, 861 thousand.Domestic tourists spent most nights in the City of Zagreb, and foreign tourists in DubrovnikDomestic tourists spent the most nights in the City of Zagreb, Crikvenica, Mali Lošinj, Vodice, Šibenik, Dubrovnik, Opatija and Biograd na Moru, which is 26% of the total number of nights spent by domestic tourists.Foreign tourists spent the most nights in Dubrovnik, Rovinj – Rovigno, Poreč – Parenzo, Medulin, Umag – Umag, Split, the City of Zagreb and in Pula, which is 26% of the total number of nights spent by foreign tourists.Source: CBSTourists under the age of 14 spent the most nights In 2017, most overnight stays were realized by tourists in the age group up to 14 years, 16 million overnight stays, which is 19% of the total number of overnight stays. They are followed by tourists in the age group of 35 to 44 years with 15 million overnight stays, which is 18% of the total overnight stays.Most rooms and permanent beds available in the group Resorts and similar facilities for short breaksIn 2017, there were 402 rooms, apartments and camping places available to tourists with a total of 927 permanent beds. The structure of permanent beds according to the NKD 1. groups, division 065, was as follows: 554% in the group Resorts and similar short-stay facilities, 2007% in the group Camps and camping sites, 55% in the group Hotels and similar accommodation and 59,7% in the group Other accommodation.Source: CBSRELATED NEWS:RESEARCH RESULTS PUBLISHED “TOURIST ATTITUDES AND CONSUMPTION IN CROATIA – TOMAS SUMMER 2017”
The results might have been different had respondents been forced to choose between either issues or character. But this survey allowed people to volunteer any “qualities or characteristics,” and a minority seized on issues. The findings are consistent with an AP-Ipsos poll from September 2004, when 38percent of voters chose honesty as the most important quality when picking a president. That was more than any other factor. At the time of that survey, a majority of voters found Bush to be honest. But in an AP-AOL News poll conducted in January, only 44percent said they thought Bush was honest. His decline in the category of trust is widely attributed to the fallout from the Iraq war and Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The drop is most prominent among people 30 to 39, suburban women, married women with children and people with household incomes in the $50,000 to $75,000 bracket. Bush’s collapse in the character test should serve as a warning to the 2008 presidential candidates. Character matters, voters say, and they already are sizing up the field. Among Republican and GOP-leaning voters, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani leads Arizona Sen. John McCain 35percent to 22percent. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich had 14percent, followed in the single digits by former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Sen. Sam Brownback of Kansas. Among Democrats, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton leads with 38percent, followed by Sen. Barack Obama at 21percent. Former Vice President Al Gore is at 14percent, and 2004 vice presidential nominee John Edwards is at 10percent. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – For all the policy blueprints churned out by presidential campaigns, there is this indisputable fact: People care less about issues than they do about a candidate’s character. An Associated Press-Ipsos poll says 55percent of those surveyed consider honesty, integrity and other values of character the most important qualities they look for in a presidential candidate. Just one-third look first to candidates’ stances on issues; even fewer focus foremost on leadership traits, experience or intelligence. “Voters only look at policies as a lens into what type of person the candidate is,” said Ken Mehlman, chairman of President George W. Bush’s 2004 re-election campaign. That campaign based its voter targeting and messaging strategies on the character-first theory. The AP-Ipsos poll of 1,001 adults, conducted Monday through Wednesday, found honesty was by far the most popular single trait – volunteered by 41percent of voters in open-ended questioning.