In August 2020, 52,4% of tourist arrivals and 60,1% of overnight stays were realized compared to last August, according to data from the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). In the group Hotels and similar accommodation, there were 67 thousand rooms and suites available to tourists (which is 17,8% of the total number of available rooms and suites) with 141 thousand permanent beds (which is 14,2% of the total number of available permanent beds) . The average occupancy of rooms was 51,6% and permanent beds 58,9%, while in August 2019 the average occupancy of rooms was 84,8% and permanent beds 98,0%. All “sea” counties, except Šibenik-Knin County, where overnight stays are at the same level as in August 2019, achieved an increase in arrivals and overnight stays of domestic tourists. Domestic tourists realized 412 thousand arrivals and 2,2 million overnight stays in August 2020, which is an increase in arrivals by 18,9% and an increase in overnight stays by 16,3% compared to August 2019. In rooms, apartments and holiday homes, the highest number of tourist nights was realized, 10,7 million overnight stays, which is 63,9% of the total number of overnight stays in commercial accommodation. Compared to August 2019, the number of tourist arrivals in this type of accommodation decreased by 41,8%, and the number of overnight stays by 33,0%. In the group Camps and camping areas, 84 thousand rooms, apartments and camping places were available to tourists (which is 22,4% of the total number of available rooms, apartments and camping places) with 253 thousand permanent beds (which is 25,5, XNUMX% of the total number of available permanent beds). In the first eight months of 2020, tourists made 6,2 million arrivals and 36,6 million overnight stays in commercial accommodation facilities, which is a decrease in arrivals by 60,3% and a decrease in tourist nights by 52,0% compared to the same period in 2019. The highest number of overnight stays of domestic tourists in August 2020 was realized in Zadar County (498 thousand overnight stays) and Split-Dalmatia County (478 thousand overnight stays). This is followed by overnight stays of domestic tourists realized in Primorje-Gorski Kotar County (395 thousand) and Šibenik-Knin County (269 thousand). In the County of Istria, foreign tourists realized the most overnight stays, 4,3 million. This is followed by overnight stays of foreign tourists in Split-Dalmatia (3,1 million overnight stays), Primorje-Gorski Kotar (2,7 million overnight stays) and in Zadar County (1,9 million overnight stays). In the group Resorts and similar facilities for short vacations, tourists had at their disposal 225 thousand rooms, apartments and camping places (which is 59,7% of the total number of available rooms, apartments and camping places) with 599 thousand permanent beds. 60,2% of the total number of available permanent beds). Overnight stays of tourists from Germany, Poland, Slovenia and the Czech Republic make up 68% of overnight stays of foreign tourists In rooms, apartments and holiday homes, domestic tourists realized the highest number of overnight stays in August 2020, 1,4 million, which is 16,1% more than in August 2019. This is followed by overnight stays of domestic tourists in hotels, namely 391 thousand, which is 25,4% more than in August 2019, and 218 thousand overnight stays in campsites and camping sites, which is 17,8% more than in August 2019. Double-digit increase in arrivals and overnight stays of domestic tourists in August 2020 compared to August last year In August 2020, 2,5 million tourist arrivals and 16,7 million tourist nights were realized in commercial accommodation facilities. Compared to August 2019, it is a decrease in tourist arrivals, by 47,6%, and a decrease in overnight stays, by 39,9%. In the structure of the total realized overnight stays of tourists, 13,0% are overnight stays of domestic tourists, and 87,0% are overnight stays of foreign tourists. In the first eight months of 2020, tourist overnight stays decreased by 52% compared to the same period last year In the group Resorts and similar facilities for short breaks, most accommodation units are available The highest number of overnight stays by foreign tourists in August 2020 was realized by tourists from Germany, namely 5 million overnight stays (34,2% of the total number of overnight stays by foreign tourists). This is followed by overnight stays of tourists from Poland (14,9%), Slovenia (10,8%), the Czech Republic (8,5%), Austria (4,6%) and Italy (4,4%). Of these foreign countries, only tourists from Poland increased the number of overnight stays in August 2020 compared to August 2019, by 4,1%. In the group Camps and camping sites, there were 425 thousand tourist arrivals and 3,3 million overnight stays, which is a decrease in arrivals by 51,3% and a decrease in tourist nights by 47,1% compared to the same period last year. In the group Hotels and similar accommodation, there were 520 thousand tourist arrivals and 2,5 million overnight stays, which is a 2019% decrease in arrivals and a 55,5% decrease in overnight stays compared to August 50,6. In August 2020, there were 376 thousand rooms, apartments and camping places with 995 thousand permanent beds available to tourists. Domestic tourists in that period realized 1,1 million arrivals and 4,6 million overnight stays, which is 29,2% less arrivals and 19,5% less overnight stays of domestic tourists than in the same period last year. Most overnight stays in August 2020 were realized in rooms, apartments and holiday homes In Continental Croatia in August 2020, the increase in domestic tourist nights compared to August 2019 was realized in the following three counties: Međimurje (10 thousand nights, which is an increase of 50,8%), Karlovac (12 thousand nights, which is an increase of 17,9%) and Krapina-Zagorje County (22 thousand overnight stays, which is an increase of 14,5%). Foreign tourists, on the other hand, realized 5,0 million arrivals and 32,0 million overnight stays, which is a decrease in arrivals by 2019% and a decrease in overnight stays by 63,8% compared to the same period in 54,6. Most overnight stays of foreign tourists were realized by tourists from Germany (32,5), Slovenia (14,4%), Poland (12,1%), the Czech Republic (9,0%) and Austria (6,1%). All the mentioned countries had fewer tourist arrivals and overnight stays in the first eight months of 2020 compared to the same period in 2019. Foreign tourists realized 2,1 million arrivals and 14,5 million overnight stays in August 2020, which is 52,9% less arrivals and 43,9% fewer overnight stays compared to August 2019. Cover photo: Filip Filipović, Pixabay.com / Source: CBS
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… Gold is Money, Showstoppers, Bent Street pick up winsTRADITIONAL giants – Gold is Money, Showstoppers, Sophia, Bent Street and Back Circle – secured easy wins when the Inaugural Rio Indoor Streetball Championship continued on Thursday at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue.Gold is Money defeated Island All-Stars 6-3. Keifer Brandt scored a hat-trick in the fifth, eighth and 17th minutes while Jamal Pedro, Randolph Wagner and Phillip Rowley scored in the second, 10th and 14th minute respectively.For the losers, Quincy McDonald, Devon Hyman and Rory Lewis scored in the third, seventh and 15th minutes respectively. Bent Street crushed Avocado Ballers 4-1.Daniel Wilson, Colin Nelson, Pernell Schultz and Akel Clarke netted in the fourth, 12th, 15th and 17th respectively. For the losers, Cedric Osborne netted in the sixth minute.Showstoppers dismissed Future Stars 5-2. Delon Lanferman recorded a double in the fourth and eighth minutes while Lennox Wilson, Keanu Lawrence and Stephon Jupiter scored in the 16th, 17th and 19th minutes respectively.On target for the losers was Jamal Cozier in the sixth and 11th minutes. Also Sophia downed Gaza Squad 2-0. Elroy George and Mervin Morris netted in the fourth and eighth minutes respectively.The competition will continue today at the same venue. Island All-Stars will face-off with Gaza Squad from 19:00hrs, while Rio All-Stars will oppose Spot-7 at 19:30hrs and Stabroek Ballers battle Albouystown at 20:00hrs.In the fourth match, Avocado Ballers will oppose LA Ballers from 20:30hrs, while BV tackle Bent Street at 21:00hrs and Gold is Money lock horns with Sophia. In the final match, Sparta Boss face-off with Alexander Village from 22:00hrs.