Croatia experienced a successful year for tourism in 2013 and expects continued success this year. // © 2014 Thinkstock
Figures released by the national Bureau of Statistics and the Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Croatia demonstrated an increase in tourism to the country in 2013. Croatia saw a 5.5 percent increase in arrivals and a 4.1 percent increase in overnight stays compared to 2012. Visitors from North America, in particular, seem to be a significant source of growth — Croatia’s arrivals from the U.S. and Canada increased by 23 percent. Croatia plans to expand on its current success in 2014 by developing media relations and participating in trade shows, workshops and more.