“The realization of 100 million overnight stays a week earlier compared to last year is an excellent result of Croatian tourism and a clear fact that our country occupies a stable position in a very competitive international market. In order to maintain the positive trends, we are already working very intensively on the preparation of the 2020 tourist year, while a large campaign is still underway to promote the post-season, for which we are already making great announcements. “, said the director of the CNTB, Kristjan Staničić, emphasizing that the results achieved so far confirm that Croatia is increasingly perceived in many emitting markets as a meaningful year-round tourist destination. According to the eVisitor system, which contains tourist traffic realized in the commercial and non-commercial segment and in the nautical charter, u This weekend, the number of 100 million overnight stays in Croatia was exceeded, a week earlier than last year. “The positive indicators so far on the realized tourist traffic, but also the financial ones, are proof that Croatia is excellently positioned on the world tourist market. We will continue to lead our tourism policy in the direction of sustainable and responsible tourism with the aim of improving the quality of the entire offer, ” said Tourism Minister Gary Cappelli. In the same period, most overnight stays were realized from the markets of Germany, Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, Poland and Italy, and the destinations where the highest number of overnight stays were realized were Dubrovnik, Rovinj, Poreč, Split and Medulin. In the current part of the year, ie from January 1 to September 22, according to the first and incomplete data of the eVisitor system, 18,3 million arrivals and almost 101 million overnight stays were realized in Croatia, which is an increase of 4 percent in the same period last year. arrivals and 2 percent overnight stays. As they point out from the CNTB, the results confirm that the Croatian tourism sector is achieving extremely positive results in this very challenging and demanding tourist year.
This is “Masters Week”. After our weather in March here in Indiana, it will be great to see the pristine scenery of the Masters Golf Course. I am sure the Masters Committee can’t wait to get this year’s tournament underway. As I have stated in a previous article, Tiger Woods seems to be back. That will mean a lot more people trying to get tickets to the Masters and TV ratings will certainly go up–especially if Tiger is in contention on Saturday and Sunday.Even if Tiger is not in the Top 5, the competition should be fierce–especially from this group of golfers. You have Justin Thomas, who is vying to be #1 on golf’s Fed-Ex Challenge. You will also have the likes of Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Jason Day, and Jordan Speith. If that group does not peak your interest, how about Dustin Johnson, Adam Scott, and Ricky Fowler?I haven’t even listed all the foreign pros who also love to play in our major tournaments. Any golfer who qualifies certainly doesn’t want to miss playing in the Masters. Turn on your TV and enjoy the golf.