The number of tourists from Slovenia in Croatia last year has gone up two percent and figures showing that the number of their overnights in the first two months of 2015 increased by 20 percent indicate that many will arrive this year as well, Croatian Tourism Minister Darko Lorencin told the Ljubljana-based Delo daily, which hit the newsstands on Friday.
Slovenians are among our most loyal guests and we are always looking forward to their arrival, Lorencin said, adding that last year they accounted for 10% of all tourist and only Germans were ahead of them according to the number of arrivals.
“Guests from Slovenia are very important for Croatia’s tourism and they are arriving in low season as well,” Lorencin said.
Lorencin also spoke about plans for tourism development, saying that a strategy had been adopted which foresees investments in the tourist sector amounting to EUR 7 billion by 2020, half of which will be invested in hotels. He also said Croatia expected tourist spending to go up to EUR 14.3 billion.