Revenues from tourist trips to Croatia likely to exceed EUR 7 bn

ZAGREB, 3.1.2014.

Revenues from visits of foreign tourists to Croatia in the first nine months of 2013 totalled EUR 6.59 billion, up 4.7% from the corresponding period in 2012, according to preliminary figures released by the Croatian National Bank (HNB).

The HNB reports that the statistics indicate that revenues from foreign visits for the entire year 2013 are likely to exceed seven billion euros, for the first time since 2008.

Tourism Minister Darko Lorencin believes that it is realistic to expect a rise in revenues from the tourism and hospitality industry in 2013 compared to 2012.

Those revenues are not likely to reach a record high 2008 result of EUR 7.46 billion, but they may exceed 7.1 billion.