Dalmatian Tourism Results Lag Compared to June 2022

Lauren Simmonds

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June the 23rd, 2023 – When it comes to Dalmatian tourism so far, only three coastal counties in that region have enjoyed better results for June this year when compared to June 2022.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, tourism records are predicted to be broken (again) this summer, but Dalmatian tourism is in a certain degree of trouble. Many beaches in the central and southern Adriatic are sitting somewhat empty. At the same time, Istria and Kvarner are full of tourists.

Makarska and the Central Dalmatian islands are experiencing a drop

By mid June, Makarska, one of the flagships of Central Dalmatian tourism, had seen 25 percent less overnight stays realised than last year, and the prices of apartments on Hvar or Brac are dropping by 20 to 30 percent in order to patch up the June gap. In Primosten, there are half as many tourists as there were last year. The renovation of the only large hotel that is in operation took a very long time, and it opened its doors only a few days ago, RTL reports.

Nautical tourism isn’t suffering such a fate

“Everything else is on the rise – yachting is on the rise, apartments are on the rise, campsites are on the rise, daily visitors are on the rise, and the hotel opened its capacities late this season due to renovations and being put into a new condition,” said Primosten Tourist Board director Mia Pesic.

Overall, from the beginning of the year to today, seventeen percent more tourists have visited Croatia than in the same part of 2022, but it’s also a fact that only three coastal counties have enjoyed better June results than last year: Dubrovnik-Neretva, Lika-Senj and Split-Dalmatia.

Istria awaits a turning point

In Istria, this weekend will be a turning point and the real opening of the season when a larger arrival of tourists from Slovenia, Austria and Germany is expected.

In Istria, the number of tourists in June so far has been 11 percent lower than it was last year, but if you look at the beginning of the year, those figures are up 8 percent.

This year, due to the recession and inflation, the prices of summer holidays will be compared with competing countries across the Mediterranean even more than before.


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