Tourism revenues in the first half of 2016 totalled EUR 2.4 billion, up 6.7% on the year, the Tourism Ministry said on Monday, citing Croatian National Bank data.
In the second quarter alone, tourism revenues totalled EUR 2.05 billion, up 5.3% on the year. The revenues were generated by foreign tourists. Minister Anton Kliman said the figures indicated the increasing importance of the shoulder season for Croatia's tourism.
He said the physical results of 2015 were surpassed in early September 2016 already and that this year would see record-high revenues which could exceed EUR 9.5 billion.
The ministry said travel and tourism revenues in the first half of this year accounted for 11.3% of GDP, up 0.2 percentage points on the year. In the second quarter of 2016, those revenues accounted for 18.1%, an increase of 0.1 pp.