January the 6th, 2024 – Two thirds of Croats are currently planning on going somewhere for a winter break, and of course, skiing has come out on top as the most popular activity.
As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, two-thirds of Croats (69%) are currently planning to go somewhere for a winter break this season. Unsurprisingly, most of them are planning to go abroad and to go skiing, and to spend an average of a week there.
At the same time, despite (or perhaps precisely because of) inflationary woes, the majority are planning spend more than last year. This is according to a survey taken by the MojPosao/MyJob portal on the occasion of “Croatian Ski Week”.
The research was conducted on a sample of 400 respondents over the age of 16, and of those who plan to go on winter breaks, 53% intend to do so more than once during this winter season.
“Winter holidays are shorter than summer ones for most Croats, but they typically cost more,” the researchers noted, confirming this with research data that 43% of respondents think they will spend more during their winter breaks than during the summer. That said, 29% plan to spend more or less the same amount as they would during their summer breaks.
28% of the Croats asked plan to spend less on winter breaks this year than during the summer, and this primarily corresponds to those who go on shorter trips and travel more often within Croatian borders. The most common duration of the planned winter breaks for most Croats is one week (33%), while 27% will spend two to three days on these trips.
Only a small number of those Croats surveyed (10%) have decided to spend their winter breaks within Croatia, most likely, according to the MojPosao portal, due to the small number of ski resorts here. Most will therefore travel to Austria, Italy, Slovenia, France and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The difference is also big when it comes to planned spending. Among those Croats surveyed who plan to spend their winter break abroad, every fifth person surveyed said that they intend to spend more than 2,000 euros, while those who will spend it here in Croatia will spend less – with every other person claiming that they will allocate up to 500 euros to it.