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May 8

Croatia Tourism Figures Rise in 2011

The Croatian tourism industry, which comprises around 18% of the country's gross domestic product, has seen an 8% increase since January, Tourism Minister Damir Bajs said.

Croatia Tourism Figures Rise in 2011

The tourism industry is back on track, and this year is being considered as Croatian tourism's most successful year to date. During the January-July period, 6.2 million tourists visited the country, according to ministry figures, which represents an 8% increase on the same period during 2010, or an extra 450,000 tourists. 

In July alone, some three million tourists were recorded in Croatia, an increase of 4.8% on last year. In 2010, 10.6 million tourists visited Croatia, mainly to enjoy the Adriatic coast in July and August, while tourism-generated income stood at €6.24 billion. 

It was noted that the tourism industry had risen since the 1991-1995 war, but that the global financial crisis led to a fall of 2.5% in tourism during 2009. 

Despite improvements last year, 2010 witnessed quarterly growth of only 0.3% in the third quarter of 2010.

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