Croatia has recorded the strongest tourism growth this year on the Mediterranean, reports daily newspaper Jutarnji list. Along with Croatia, Spain was the only other nation to achieve positive growth.
Croatia's Minister of Tourism Veljko Ostojic, who presented the official tourist results for the first six months ), is optimistic for the rest of the season ahead.
"I am optimistic and expect that till the end of the season Croatia will earn 7 billion Euros from tourism," said Ostojic.
In the first six months of the year, arrivals in Croatia increased by 3.84 per cent, while in Spain there were 2.9 per cent more tourists than in the same period last year.
In July alone, there were 3.07 million arrivals into Croatia, creating 21.09 million overnight stays with German and Dutch tourists leading the way.
"Germany as a major global travel market is the absolute winner for the season so far," said the Minister.