The Old City of Dubrovnik

Now that 2012 has officially come to an end and all the relevant figures have been added up, Dubrovnik Tourist Board has confirmed that 2012 was a record breaking year for tourism in the City of Dubrovnik.

According to statistics  in the period Januray 1st- December 31st there were 697, 620 arrivals to the City and 47, 933 domestic tourists which makes for a 10% increase on last year. During 2012 there were 2,636,596 overnight stays, a 12% increase on 2011.

Of the total number of tourists in 2012, 527,062 stayed in one of the 45 Dubrovnik hotels, a 9% rise on last year’s figures which also accounted for a 10% increase in total overnight hotel stays.  Some 90,949 guests stayed in private accommodation accounting for 423,352 overnight stays, a massive 33% increase on 2011.

The most frequent visitors were those from the United Kingdom (39% increase on 2011), France (7% increase) and Germany (17% increase). The rise in the number of visitors from Sweden was most significant at a huge 48%. According to age group the most frequent visitors were those aged between 41 and 60 which amounted to nearly a quarter of a million guests (a 10% increase on last year).

Last but  not least 648 boats sailed in to Dubrovnik on cruises bringing with them 1,039,395 passengers.
Congratulations to all those who helped make 2012 a graet year for Dubrovnik!