Žgomba: Unpleasant Surprise for Croatian Tourism in Season 2022

Katarina Anđelković

Updated on:

Photo: PIXSELL (Davor Puklavec)
Photo: PIXSELL (Davor Puklavec)

As Poslovni writes, the president of the Association of Croatian Travel Agencies, Boris Žgomba, was a guest in Novi dan and commented on this year’s tourist season.

“If we consider the numbers in the form of overnight stays and arrivals, we will not reach the record year 2019, but that’s not the goal and we don’t need to worry about it. However, the turnover will certainly be higher than in 2019, but the question is always what the balance sheets will show in the end”, said Žgomba.

He says that costs have also increased due to the rise in energy prices.

“We can hardly compare ourselves with Greece or Turkey. At the moment, we are a car destination, while they are an air destination. It is often said that we are too expensive. Prices are affected by supply and demand, and I don’t believe that it is about new guests, but about those who are getting used to the new ways of tourism. They are experiencing a similar increase in prices in their own countries”, he said.

According to him, an unpleasant surprise is a decline in the trend of arrivals of Italian guests. “Their share among guests in Croatia is falling”, claims Žgomba. On another positive note, as he says, Dubrovnik “finally started to manage its tourism”.

“These days we have a large influx of tourists at the airports. Dubrovnik is an excellent example of how we need to start managing our destinations. The time of spontaneous tourism is behind us. “The pandemic has taught us something”, he said.

For more, make sure to check out our dedicated Lifestyle section.


Subscribe to our newsletter

the fields marked with * are required
Email: *
First name:
Last name:
Gender: Male Female
Please don't insert text in the box below!

Leave a Comment