“The fact that more than two months earlier we exceeded the tourist turnover achieved in the whole of last year is an excellent result of Croatian tourism and a clear confirmation that this tourist year, despite all challenges, was excellently implemented by the entire Croatian tourism sector. We are optimistically entering 2020, which will also be demanding, and our primary goal will be to maintain Croatia’s competitive position in Europe, but also to further position ourselves in new distant markets, ” said the director of the Croatian Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić, adding that we will end October with ten percent growth compared to the same month last year, which testifies to the better affirmation of Croatia as a destination that offers much more than sun and sea. So far this year, most overnight stays were realized from the markets of Germany, Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, Poland, Italy, the Czech Republic and Great Britain, while, looking at destinations, most overnight stays were realized in Dubrovnik, Rovinj, Porec, Split, Medulin, Umag, Vir, Mali Lošinj, etc. Observing the results achieved by type of accommodation, most overnight stays were realized in household facilities (38,8 million), hotels (24,4 million) and camps (18,8 million). According to the first data of the eVisitor system, which contains tourist traffic realized in the commercial and non-commercial segment and nautical charter, in Croatia on today, October 25, 19.722.582 arrivals (+ 5%) and 106.162.242 overnight stays were realized. ), which exceeded the tourist turnover realized in the whole of 2, when 2018 arrivals and 19.719.329 overnight stays were realized. “This result is proof that the Government of the Republic of Croatia is seriously approaching the development of tourism and considering innovative ways of conducting tourism policy, but also confirmation of the synergistic action of all stakeholders in the tourism system, public and private sector, and especially tourism workers.” would be possible. This year will be remembered as a turning point in which the entire tourism legislation was changed, and I believe that in 2020, when the new tourism laws will be applied, we will work even better and more sustainably, ” concluded Tourism Minister Gary Cappelli.