Croatia has recorded over 20 million arrivals and 107 million nights in one year for the first time, the Tourism Ministry said on Friday.
According to the eVisitor system, which records the tourism turnover in commercial and non-commercial facilities and the nautical charter, 20.1 million arrivals and 107.03 million nights have been registered as of today, up 5% and 2% on the year respectively.
"This historic result, this challenging year for tourism... is proof and confirmation of the quality of the synergy of the public and private sectors, without which such results would not have been possible," said Minister Gari Cappelli.
"I'm confident this record will motivate us all to continue to build and make Croatian tourism even better," he added.
National Tourist Board director Kristjan Stanicic said that after last year's entire tourism turnover was surpassed last month, "these historic 20 million tourist arrivals additionally confirm the strength and stability of Croatia's tourism sector."
He said 2020 would be challenging and that many tour operators and airlines had announced that they would expand their programmes for Croatia.
This year so far, the biggest number of nights was generated by tourists from Germany, Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, Poland, Italy, the Czech Republic, the UK, the US, Australia, Canada, South Korea and China.
The coastal resorts of Dubrovnik, Rovinj, Porec, Split and Medulin recorded the biggest number of nights.