As SiB reports, of the 11 and a half million tourists who visited Croatia this year, 1.6 million arrivals were domestic guests, which is 8 percent more than in the record year of 2019.
Nevertheless, the data of the exclusive research on holidays of Croatian citizens conducted for RTL by the agency Promocija plus (on a sample of 1300 respondents) show a slightly different picture of Croatia.
While the whole world is flocking to Croatia, Croats are not able to go and enjoy a holiday in their own country.
Namely, almost 60 percent (59.5 percent) of Croatian citizens have not been, nor do they plan to go on holiday outside their place of residence.
37 and a half percent (37.4 percent) have been or are planning to go, while almost 3 percent (2.7 percent) are not yet sure.
When we look at the region from which citizens travel the least, Dalmatia leads, understandably (67.3 percent), as it is a tourist destination itself.
However, almost the same percentage of Slavonian people will not go on holiday anywhere – as many as 67 percent answered that they had not been, nor do they plan to go. Northern Croatia is at around 62 percent (62.3 percent), while the least number of those who do not go anywhere are in Zagreb and its surroundings (41.6 percent).
Citizens certainly did use their annual holidays, so the survey looked at where they spent them: the results coincide with those who did not travel, so 62 percent (62.1 percent) of those surveyed spent their holidays at home. About 15 percent (14.8 percent) went to the seaside and stayed in a hotel, apartment, or camp; 8.5 percent stayed in their own property at the seaside, 6 percent stayed with friends and relatives (6.1 percent), while 4 percent (4.2 percent) travelled outside Croatia.
Now for the most important thing for many: how much did people spend on vacation? Most (13.1 percent) spent two to three thousand kuna on summer treats. About 10 percent (10.5 percent) spent up to four thousand.
Up to ten percent of those surveyed (10.3 percent) spent up to five thousand kuna.
When it comes to larger figures, five percent of domestic tourists spent up to ten thousand.
The fact that many did not care about it or did not want to even remember how much they spent shows that they properly enjoyed their summer holidays. Maybe that’s the best way to be stress-free at least a little until the bills come due in the autumn.
NOTE: The survey was conducted for RTL by the agency Promocija plus from August 1 to 4 on a sample of 1,300 respondents. The standard error of the sample is +/-2.77 percent at the 95 percent confidence level.
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