In April 2018, 951 thousand tourist arrivals were realized in commercial accommodation facilities, which is 3,8% more than in April 2017. Tourists realized 2,5 million overnight stays, which is 1,5% less compared to the same period last year , according to data from the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS).The great news is that domestic tourists in April 2018 realized 167 thousand arrivals and 374 thousand overnight stays, which is an increase in arrivals by 14,5% and an increase in overnight stays by 10,1% compared to April 2017. Foreign tourists realized 783 thousand arrivals and 2,1 million overnight stays, which is 1,8% more arrivals but 3,2% fewer overnight stays compared to April 2017.Without a domestic base, tourism in the pre- and post-season, as well as on the continent, cannot be developed in the long run. The introduction of the so-called Cro card, which will certainly encourage domestic consumption and tourism on the continent and out of peak season.Most overnight stays were realized in Dubrovnik In April 2014, the highest number of tourist nights was realized in Dubrovnik, 267 thousand, of which foreign tourists realized 94% of overnight stays and domestic 6%. Compared to April 2017, the number of domestic tourist nights recorded a slight increase, by 0,8%, while the number of foreign tourist nights decreased by 2,3%. Tourists from the United Kingdom realized the most overnight stays, more than 36 overnight stays.Most tourist nights from Slovenia and Germany The highest number of overnight stays by foreign tourists in April 2018 was realized by tourists from Slovenia, 363 thousand overnight stays (17% of total overnight stays of foreign tourists) and tourists from Germany, with 343 thousand overnight stays by tourists (16% of total overnight stays by foreign tourists). Compared to April 2017, tourists from Slovenia increased their overnight stays by 15%, while tourists from Germany decreased their overnight stays by 17%. This is followed by overnight stays of tourists from Austria (11%), Italy (7%), Great Britain (6%) and France and Poland (4% each).For the third month in a row, most overnight stays in Istria County In the County of Istria, tourists realized 246 thousand arrivals and 779 thousand overnight stays in April 2018, which is a slight decrease in tourist arrivals, by 0,3%, and a decrease in overnight stays by 4,5% compared to April 2017. Compared to April 2017 Domestic tourists increased their arrivals by 34,7% and increased their overnight stays by 31,3%, while foreign tourists decreased their arrivals by 4,2% and their overnight stays by 7,5%. Tourists from Slovenia realized the most overnight stays, 201 thousand (26% of the total overnight stays in the County of Istria). Compared to April 2017, tourists from Slovenia increased their arrivals by 19% and the number of overnight stays by 21%.Photo: Ecomuseum Batana, RovinjMost nights spent in hotels In April 2018, tourists spent the most nights in hotels, 1,4 million overnight stays, which is 55% of the total number of overnight stays. Compared to April 2017, hotels achieved an increase in arrivals by 0,6%, and a decrease in tourist nights by 5,5%.In April 2018, tourists had at their disposal 194 thousand rooms, apartments and camping places with a total of 495 thousand permanent beds. In the group Hotels and similar accommodation, there were a total of 70 thousand rooms and suites available to tourists (which is 36,0% of the total number of available rooms and suites) with a total of 144 thousand permanent beds (which is 29,2% of the total number of available permanent beds). bed). The average occupancy of rooms was 47,4%, and permanent beds 42,2%.Tourists aged 65 and over realized the most overnight stays In April 2018, tourists in the age group of 65 and over realized the most overnight stays, 431 thousand, which is 17% of the total overnight stays. They are followed by tourists in the age group from 35 to 44 years and from 45 to 54 years (16% of the total number of nights spent in each group).Increase in tourist arrivals and overnight stays in the first four months In the first four months of 2018, tourists made 1,8 million arrivals and 4,5 million overnight stays in commercial accommodation facilities, which is an increase of 10,7% in arrivals and a 7,9% increase in tourist overnight stays compared to the same period in 2017. In the first four months of 2018, domestic tourists realized 456 thousand arrivals and one million overnight stays, which is 9,3% more arrivals and 7,6% more overnight stays of domestic tourists than in the same period last year.In the first four months of 2018, foreign tourists realized 1,4 million arrivals and 3,5 million overnight stays, which is an increase in arrivals by 11,1% and an increase in tourist nights by 8,0% compared to the same period last year. Most overnight stays of foreign tourists were realized by tourists from Germany (14,9%), Slovenia (14,8%), Austria (11,5%) and Italy (7,1%).