According to the first preliminary data of the system eVisitor, which contains tourist traffic realized in commercial and non – commercial segment and nautical charter, in Croatia In the previous part of August (from 1 to 9 August) more than 1 million arrivals i 7.2 million overnight stays which is about 70 percent of last year’s result achieved in the same period. During the last weekend alone (from 7 to 9 August), more than 323.000 arrivals and 2.3 million overnight stays were realized in Croatia. Although we have to wait until the end of August for the overall results, we are still happy with the current data of the first weekend in August, which give a little optimism to the tourism sector. We know how difficult autumn will be and how difficult it can be to expect a good post-season, because there are no groups, agencies or congresses, so at the moment every kuna earned literally means life. By the way, about 60 percent of last year’s result was achieved in July. The highest number of overnight stays in the same period was realized in Istria (1.7 million overnight stays), Kvarner (1.4 million overnight stays), Split-Dalmatia (1.3 million overnight stays), Zadar (1.3 million overnight stays), Šibenik-Knin (578.000 overnight stays), Dubrovnik-Dalmatia Neretva County (392.000 overnight stays) and Lika-Senj County (271.000 overnight stays). So far in August, most tourist arrivals have come from the market Germany, about 225.000 of them, which is compared to the same period last year growth of 6 percent. Then follows local market from which 178.000 arrivals were made which represents growth of 18 percent, market Slovenian from which 133.000 arrivals were made which represents growth of 10 percent and market Poland from which 109.000 arrivals were made which represents growth of 16 percent over the same period last year. Looking at destinations, in the previous part of August, the highest number of arrivals was in Rovinj, Poreč, Medulin, Crikvenica, Umag, Split, Dubrovnik, Zadar, Pula and Novalja. “After an excellent July in which we achieved about 60 percent of last year’s result, we are recording even better tourist trends in August and we are currently at about 70 percent of last year’s result. The markets that reacted best are territorially closer markets for which Croatian destinations are easily accessible by road, such as Germany, Slovenia, Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. We have directed our promotional and information campaigns towards these markets all the time, communicating that Croatia is a safe and well-prepared tourist destination. Also, with the increase in the number of airlines, tourist traffic in the southern parts of Dalmatia intensified “, said Croatian Tourist Board director Kristjan Stanicic, adding that Dubrovnik and London, for example, are currently connected by 44 flights a week.