These figures were presented by the chairwoman of the hoteliers’ cluster within the Croatian Chamber of Commerce (HGK), Josipa Jutt Ferlan, in her interview which Hina published on Saturday.
Jutt Ferlan says that the epidemiological developments make it difficult to forecast the results of this year’s Advent season.
She projects that in December 2022 hotels could reach the volume of their business in December 2019.
Jutt Ferlan, who is also Cluster General Manager at Hilton hotels in Zagreb, tells Hina that inquiries about the Advent in Zagreb events and bookings of accommodations hint at good results notably during weekends this December.
Commenting on COVID certificates, she underscores that many business activities and many event organisers rely on the COVID certificate and on vaccination as a way out of the pandemic and return to the normal life.
In many European countries the COVID certificate mandate has already been introduced also for hotels, restaurants and cafes, she says adding that there are more and more foreign visitors who ask why hotels or spa facilities in Croatia have not yet imposed the mandatory certificates.
If all other countries, our competition, introduce this requirement, then our “safe stay” designation will become meaningless, if we do not impose certificates, too, she explains.
Jutt Furlan added that the government’s job-retention grants had made it possible for hotels to keep doing business and keep their workers during the lockdown.
She says that that during the last summer season, Zagreb hotels fared well, explaining that a good summer season along the coast also means a good summer season for Zagreb.
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