October the 10th, 2020 – Croatian Tourism Minister Nikolina Brnjac has stated that nautical tourism, which is an important and continually growing branch of the overall Croatian tourism offer, has remained resilient in the face of the crisis we’re still currently in.
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has thrown a proverbial spanner in the works of just about everything imaginable, and tourism across the globe has taken a very heavy blow indeed. Countries like Croatia, which relies very heavily on tourism, have been scrambling to balance controlling the virus and allowing the economy to remain in some state of function. The Croatian Tourism Minister spoke on the state of affairs during a recent conference at which nautical tourism in Croatia was discussed.
As Morski writes on the 9th of October, 2020, Croatian Tourism Minister Nikolina Brnjac participated in a recent conference held in the coastal town of Skradin called “Nautical tourism – the most resilient to the coronavirus crisis”. The conference was held at Skradin’s culture centre.
Nautical tourism is largely responsible for the achieved tourist results this year in the Republic of Croatia, which, in this unprecedented pandemic-dominated year are above expectations when compared to competing Mediterranean countries.
”Nautical tourism has shown exceptional resistance to COVID-19, and from January to August 2020, 1.29 million overnight stays were realised, ie 49 percent of the level of traffic in the comparable period of the record year of 2019,” said Croatian Tourism Minister Brnjac in her introductory speech, adding that the Croatian Ministry of Tourism and Sport will continue work to extend the tourist season and ensure the resilience of the tourism sector in these exceptionally trying times of crisis.