Tourism flourishes: Gorski Kotar is a hit destination for local and foreign guests

Pleasant day and refreshing night temperatures, irresistible natural attractions, characteristic gastronomy, attractive accommodation, a number of interesting possibilities for an active vacation... these are all the reasons why Gorski Kotar a real magnet for local and foreign tourists.

If you want to swim in crystal clear rivers and lakes, take part in bear watching or ride one of the numerous bicycle paths with a total length of 400 kilometers, then you should not miss this part of Croatia.

The return to nature during the pandemic pushed active outdoor tourism to the fore, and Gorski Kotar continued to attract visitors to the destination this year as well. This is supported by the July figures, which show that Gorski Kotar is an indispensable destination for domestic and foreign visitors, as 17% more overnight stays were achieved compared to 2019, of which 14,5% more overnight stays were generated by foreigners, and 21,4% more domestic visitors.

- Our communication is continuously focused on the domestic market, which has given us confidence this year as well as last year. Also, this year's promotional activities have borne fruit because foreign visitors are also coming back to us, especially guests from Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Austria, which shows the value of this mountainous region, which is only a 20-minute drive from the Adriatic Sea. he pointed out Petar Hrg, director of the Tourist Board of Gorski kotar. He said that this year they carefully chose the markets and promotional tools with which they presented the main attributes of the destination.

At the same time, records were achieved this year compared to 2019, with 16,17% more overnight stays and 13,36% more arrivals, and Gorski Kotar shows that it is a bright example of Croatian tourism that has invested enormous efforts in the development of the destination. as well as its promotion.

It should be noted that this year, private accommodation capacities recorded 48,23% more overnight stays and almost 61% more arrivals compared to the mentioned year 2019, which is a positive trend that shows the justification of investing in higher category accommodation.

Given that last year's results in the destination were extremely good, this year shows that almost 28% more overnight stays and 21% more arrivals were achieved compared to 2021.

Cover photo: Stanislav Horaček
Photo source: Gorski kotar Tourist Board

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