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first_imgIn the first six months of 2017, the area of ​​the Tourist Board of Central Istria, ie the town of Pazin and the municipalities of Lupoglav, Cerovlje, Gračišće, Karojba, Pićan, Sveti Lovreč, Sveti Petar u Šumi and Tinjan, recorded a growth of 35% in arrivals and 39% in overnight stays. In numbers, there are 9.287 arrivals and 57.431 overnight stays, ie 2.410 arrivals and 16.251 overnight stays more than in the first six months of 2016.Traditionally, the most numerous are guests from Germany, who make up 58% of the number of overnight stays, and the number of overnight stays they realized is even 60% higher than the previous year. In second place are domestic guests, of which there were 40% more. They are followed by the Austrians with a share of 7,28%, followed by the British, the Dutch and the Italians, who are more and more our guests every year. There are twice as many Belgians this year, and this year there is an interesting increase in the number of overnight stays of guests from Sweden, Denmark and Russia. “We want to promote ourselves through experiences, and through three main tourist attractions: Active vacation, ie adventure, gastro and cultural destination. All through the sustainable development of green Istria and the concept of the Heart of Istria. If someone wants to escape from the city bustle and mentally relax, experience something new and taste the rich local and authentic gastronomy through taverns and restaurants that offer local food that comes directly through the family farm system, and then actively move whether running or cycling we are the right choice. ”Points out Sanja Kantaruti from the Tourist Board of Central IstriaAccording to the type of facility, the increase in the number of overnight stays is present in all segments – in private accommodation, which is dominated by holiday homes by 43%, rural households by 58%, hotels by 36% and campsites by 92%.The largest share of the number of overnight stays is realized in private accommodation – as much as 90%.Other types of facilities, which have a smaller share in our accommodation capacities, record a very small share in realized overnight stays (hotel 5%, rural households 2% and campsites, ie rest campsites and 0,5% households). “The largest increase in tourist traffic was recorded in the municipalities of Lupoglav and Cerovlje and in the town of Pazin. Most overnight stays were realized in the municipality of Tinjan – 14.130, followed by the town of Pazin with 12.899 and Sv. Lovreč with 9.253. The index of increase in arrivals and overnight stays is many times higher than the index of increase in accommodation capacity.”Kantaruti points out and adds that the largest share of the number of nights is realized in private accommodation – as much as 90%.TZSI has 3.786 beds, which is 16% more than last year (3.263), and in terms of the number of accommodation units, there are currently a total of 832, of which holiday homes account for more than 50%, apartments 37%, rooms 10 %, while the rest consists of rural households, hotels and rest camps and household camps. “The interior of Istria has great potential, especially in the pre- and post-season. We are currently in the process of making it two important documents, the Tourism Development Strategy and the Operational Marketing Plan, which will clearly show us the current situation, potentials and in which direction the tourism product should be developed, and we will get a concrete strategy and goals for long-term tourism development. These are key documents without which there is no serious development of tourism. We will also work on a new visual identity and brand ourselves as the Heart of Istria. ” Kantaruti pointed out.The increase indices are among the best in Istria, which suggests that the interior is increasingly attractive to guests of the peninsula. “Tourists discover us slowly but surely. We inland have very modest budgets and when tourists come, they come targeted. These are most often profiles of tourists who want something different and who do not just want the sea, but quality in the indigenous content.”Concludes Kantaruti and adds that the profiles of tourists who come to the interior of Istria like active holidays, good food, they want active holidays, they like to run and ride bicycles, they are interested in cultural routes, thematic museums and authentic gastronomy.In 2016, when a total of 27.800 arrivals and 217.464 overnight stays were realized in the area of ​​TZSI, the recorded increase in the results of tourist traffic was 27%, and in 2017 we expect it to exceed 30%, concludes Kantarutilast_img