Christmas and New Year Holidays Tourism Figures

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03.01.2020

During the Christmas and New Year holidays, i.e. the period from December 24, 2019 until January 2, 2020, Rovinj recorded 8,517 tourists, realizing 21,725 overnights. Compared to the same period last year, the number of tourists increased by 13%, while the number of overnights increased by 16%. In the observed period, most tourists came from Austria (i.e. 27% of the total number), Slovenia (21%), Croatia (20%), and Italy (9%).

In 2019, Rovinj recorded 722,037 arrivals and 4,028,639 overnights. The number of arrivals increased by 3%, while the number of overnights remained at last year’s level. As far as the tourist country of origin is concerned, most tourists came from Germany, accounting for 1,184,399 overnights (i.e. 29% of the total number), which represents a decrease of 3% compared to the year before. Tourists from Austria were the second most frequent group by tourist country of origin, accounting for 589,816 overnights (15%), which result is at the same level as last year’s. Tourists from Italy ranked third, accounting for 380,326 overnights (9%), which figure is also at last year’s level, followed by tourists from the Netherlands who accounted for 239,079 overnights (6%), i.e. 13% less than in 2018.

As far as the type of facility is concerned, most overnight stays were realized at camps, i.e. 1,698,662 (42% of the total number), which represents a decrease of 10% compared to the year before. Hotel overnights accounted for 21% of the total number, i.e. 831,393, which is an increase of 6% compared to 2018. 418,260 overnights (10%) were recorded in tourism complexes, which is an increase of 26% compared to 2018, while households accounted for a share of 21% in the total number of overnights, i.e. 834,459, which is 1% more compared to the year before. Such significant increase in the number of overnights in tourism complexes results from the change of category of Camp Valalta. To be more precise, the capacities of Camp Valalta have been divided into camp units and stationary facilities that are recorded separately in the tourism complex category.

The above tourism figures were realized based on the total capacity of 38,989 beds, i.e. 1,500 beds more compared to the year before (+4%). The increase in the number of beds is mainly a result of the increase in the capacities of Camp Amarin, the new Grand Park Hotel, other smaller accommodation facilities, and private accommodation facilities.