According to the first data of the eVisitor system, which contains tourist traffic realized in commercial and non-commercial facilities and nautical charter (eCrew system), during the Easter holidays and extended weekend, ie from 14 to 17 April, 117.288 arrivals and 399.921 overnight stays were realized in Croatia. Compared to Easter and the associated extended weekend last year, there is a high increase in arrivals of 68 percent and 94 percent in overnight stays!”The results for the first half of April are excellent and we believe that they will continue for the rest of the month. These figures are a true indicator that Croatia has something to offer outside the main part of the tourist year, and that it is becoming increasingly recognizable as a year-round destination. Before the Easter holidays, we had an increase in overnight stays of about 50 percent in April, which is an exceptional result, especially considering that April is the first month of the year in which multimillion overnight stays are realized. I believe that such good results will continue in the next two months before the summer season. Namely, the continuation of the growth of tourist traffic in the pre- and post-season is extremely important for increasing income in tourism and enabling active business for all tourism, but also other activities performed in addition to tourism that actively contribute to increasing the competitiveness of tourism and the entire Croatian economy.Said Tourism Minister Gary Cappelli.Most overnight stays in Istria and Dubrovnik During the period in question, most overnight stays were realized in Istria (134 thousand overnight stays), Kvarner (70 thousand overnight stays) and Dubrovnik-Neretva County (57 thousand overnight stays). They are followed by the Split-Dalmatia County with 47 thousand overnight stays, the Zadar County with 23 thousand overnight stays, the City of Zagreb with 20 thousand overnight stays, the Šibenik-Knin County with 14 thousand overnight stays and the Lika-Senj County with 9 thousand overnight stays. On the continent, most overnight stays were realized in Karlovac and Krapina-Zagorje counties with about 4 thousand overnight stays.Looking at destinations, most overnight stays were realized in Dubrovnik (44 thousand overnight stays), Poreč (28 thousand overnight stays) and Rovinj (26 thousand overnight stays), while by type of accommodation most overnight stays were realized in hotels (235 thousand overnight stays), household facilities 65 thousand overnight stays) and camps (48 thousand overnight stays).Germany, Austria, Italy remain the main emitting markets During this period, most overnight stays were realized by tourists from Germany (90 thousand overnight stays), Italy (41 thousand overnight stays), Austria (41 thousand overnight stays), France (16 thousand overnight stays) and Slovenia (15 thousand overnight stays), while domestic tourists realized 46 thousand nights. We add that the excellent results of tourist traffic achieved during the extended weekend confirm the announcements of a very successful month of April, which will be significantly better compared to last year, or during which double-digit increases in tourist traffic are also expected.