Croatia was visited by 11.07 million tourists in the first eleven months of 2011, which corresponds to 7.7 per cent more visitors when compared to the same period last year.
At the same time, the number of overnight stays went up by 7 per cent to nearly 65 million, according to the figures released by the Croatian Tourist Board last week.
The vast majority of tourists who visited the country were foreigners, 9.8 million of them. The number of tourists went up by 8.2 per cent when compared with the same period last year. They booked 58.2 million overnight stays which is an increase of 7.2 per cent.
Meanwhile, number of domestic tourists went up by 3.8 per cent to 1.2 million. They booked 6.5 million overnight stays, an increase of 4.6 per cent.
The figures also revealed that all coastal regions and counties as well as Zagreb recorded more tourist visits in the first eleven months of 2011. The biggest increase was recorded in Istria with 9.9 per cent more tourists, while Zagreb had 10.4 more tourists when compared to the same period in 2011.