There were more tourists in Croatia this July than there were in the same month last year, according to the Croatian Tourist Board (HTZ), after figures for the first part of the tourist season were released.
Dubrovnik on Croatia's southern Dalmatian coast was the jewel in the Adriatic for HTZ with the city attracting 120,990 tourists in July, 6 per cent more than in July 2011. Overnight stays totalled 525,985, 10 per cent growth on last July.
Tourists from the UK led the way when it came to Dubrovnik's visitors, making up 18 per cent of the total number of tourists. French, German, Croatian, Russian, American, Swedish, Norweigan and Spanish tourists followed behind the Brits.
Tourist boards along the entire Adriatic coast of Croatia said they experienced more tourists this July than they did in July 2011. The island of Hvar had 29,195 tourists in July, 9 per cent more than the same month last year. Opatija on the northern Adriatic had 3 per cent more tourists than last year and Split on the Dalmatian coast recorded 7.2 per cent tourists more in July 2012 than it did in July 2011, reported daily newspaper Jutarnji list.