British visitors in Croatia peaked this year according to eVisitor system that records tourist traffic.
July saw a 42.67 % increase in arrivals and 59.20 % in overnight stays of UK family travellers, which indicates a rising interest in the family hotspots in Croatia.
From January to the 25 July, most overnight stays were made in Dubrovnik-Neretva County (727,419), Split-Dalmatia County (469,467), Istria (369,529) and Zadar (90,698).
It is followed by Lika-Senj County (75,720) the most visited on the continent, Sibenik-Knin (63,430), City of Zagreb (49,104), and Primorje-Gorski Kotar County (47,247). July attracted the greatest number of British overnights to Dubrovnik-Neretva (226,740) and Split-Dalmatia (165,915). Istria closely followed (124,392), and witnessed 26,80 % increase in comparison to the same period last year.
Most of the British overnight stays since January, were made in hotels (1,036,471), private accommodation (517,747), other catering facilities (148,913) and camps (77,146), while more than 103,923 overnight stays were made in nautical charters.
In July, most visitors preferred hotels (291,021), but the camps have the biggest rise in popularity amounting to 54.17 % compared to the same period last year.
A big contribution to the results so far is the increase in the number of flights that now link Croatian destinations with many cities in the UK, as well as investments in family hotels.
Ivona Grgan, director of the UK Croatia National Tourist Office said: “A total of 21 new flights to Croatia from various major UK airports, including new BA flights from Heathrow airport to Pula and new Monarch flights connecting Gatwick and Manchester with Zagreb, will certainly continue to make a positive impact on already record numbers of visitors from the UK.”