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Croatian travel agencies brought nearly 2 million foreign tourists to Croatia in 2015, which was 4% more than in 2014, and they generated 13.3 million bed-nights, 3% more than in 2014, the latest figures from the National Bureau of Statistics show.

Of the total number of foreign tourists who visited Croatia last year by arrangement with Croatian travel agencies, most came from Germany: 546,400 or 27.3%, which was 8% more than in 2014. They also generated the largest number of bed-nights: 31.5% or 4.2 million, which was 9.3% more than in 2014.

The Germans were followed by British tourists (9.8% bed-nights), Italians (6.6%), Czechs (6.4%), Austrians and Poles (both 6%), Slovenians (4.5%) and the French (4%).

Increases were observed in the number of bed-nights generated by German, Slovenian, British and Austrian tourists, while bed-nights generated by other tourists recorded decreases in number. Large decreases were recorded among Polish and French tourists, of 17% and 10% respectively.

The largest decrease in the number of bed-nights was recorded among Russian tourists, of as much as 54%, as only 18,200 visited Croatia through Croatian travel agencies in 2015, down 51%.

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