Agnieszka Puszczewicz, director of the office of the Croatian National Tourist Board in Poland, said that as of this weekend, the total number of tourists arriving from Poland to Croatia exceeded one million, a record in a calendar year.
According to official data, throughout 2020, 672,000 came from Croatia to Poland, while during the tourist record year for Croatia 2019, about 970,000 Poles arrived.
“We are extremely pleased with this result, with which the Poles proved once again that they are great friends and benefactors of Croatia. “Thank you very much for your trust and choice of Croatian destinations and I am sure that a number of them will visit Croatia during this autumn-winter period, which will further strengthen the record results,” said Puszczewicz.
The director of the Croatian National Tourism Board, Kristjan Stanicic, stressed that setting a record for arriving from Poland in a year marked by the global coronavirus pandemic is an extraordinary achievement.
“This year the Poles are distinguished not only by their arrivals but also by their stays at night. Namely, we have generated more than 6.6 million overnight stays from this market so far this year, which puts Poland in third place in foreign markets from where we have generated the largest turnover, shortly after leaders Germany and Slovenia. “We are confident of the continuation of positive trends and a strong contribution of the Polish market to the results that will mark Croatian tourism in the coming years,” said Director Staničić, while sincerely congratulating his colleague Puszczewicz on the record results.
According to the eVisitor system, Croatia has so far registered 1,000,450 arrivals and 6,631,398 overnight stays from the Polish market this year. Compared to the same period last year, this represents an increase of 49 percent of revenues and 45 percent of overnight stays, while compared to the same period of 2019, this represents an increase of 4 percent of revenues and 8 percent per night stay.
The Polish guests spent more nights in Split-Dalmatia (2,549,940 nights), Zadar (940,671 nights) and Istria County (925,499 nights), and seeing the accommodation facilities they spent more nights in private accommodation (4,145,121 nights), camping (9,937 nights). nights, 937,) and hotels (769,495 nights).