Croatian Tourism Association Corona Tracker A Hit Among European Tourists

Daniela Rogulj

July 30, 2020 – The website, launched by the Croatian Tourism Association (HUT) to give updated and accurate information on the number of COVID-19 cases in Croatia and its regions daily, was visited by over 30,000 unique users in the first four days of launch.

HRTurizam reports that most visitors come from Germany (30.91%), Hungary (28.15%), Croatia (13.57%), Slovenia (10.82%), Austria (6.88%), the Netherlands (2.83%) ) and the UK (2.16%). A smaller number of users come from Switzerland (1%), Italy (0.65%) and Belgium (0.61%).

“Great interest, especially from foreign guests, in the COVID-19 tracker page is another indicator that safety is a key determinant of success this season, and Croatia has been recognized as a safe destination by many foreign guests this season,” said HUT.

Since the beginning of the year, almost 3.9 million tourists have visited Croatia, with over 24 million overnight stays, and in July, more than 2.2 million tourist arrivals, which is 53.2 percent of arrivals in the same period last year.

Most foreign guests are from Germany, followed by Slovenia, the Czech Republic, Austria and Poland. The number of tourist arrivals from Germany is at 92 percent of last year’s result, from Slovenia at 91 percent of last year’s result, while the number of guest arrivals from Poland and the Czech Republic is at 82 percent of last year’s result.

Importantly, in the almost five months since the first case of imported COVID-19 infection was recorded in Croatia, there is still no official information that any of the citizens of other countries became infected in commercial accommodation in Croatia.

Thanks to the quality epidemiological situation, Germany, Slovenia and Austria have confirmed that Croatia is safe and recommends it to their citizens for summer vacation.

“Croatia continues to be the safest, closest and most acceptable holiday destination in the Mediterranean for all guests from the central EU,” emphasizes the HUT.

Currently, 817 hotels and 417 campsites have been opened in Croatia, and new tourist facilities and facilities are opening daily in destinations along the coast.

The capacity of the travel company Bluesun Hotels & Resorts is currently around 80 percent, and it is expected that this will improve in the first half of August, because booking has increased significantly since mid-July, Bluesun Hotels & Resort points out.

The camp in Starigrad Paklenica has extremely good results, both due to its attractive position at the entrance to Paklenica Nature Park, and because guests in these newly created conditions – choose this type of accommodation because they feel safe.

“As air traffic has significantly decreased compared to previous seasons, most of them are still car guests from countries close to us. The good news is that our biggest partner from the Scandinavian market, Ving, started with commercial flights from Sweden on Saturday, July 25, and Scandinavian guests are traditionally tied to our hotels on the Makarska Riviera. Now we expect, and this can be seen in reservations, the return of guests from that area in the second half of August and in September,” said Stjepko Sosic, Director of Revenue Management Bluesun Hotels & Resorts.

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