As HRT reports, Istria is already ready for the tourist season, which Istrians hope will be significantly better than last year. They are most optimistic due to the proximity to the most important markets from which their guests come by car. Apart from the coast, the peninsula’s interior is becoming more and more interesting for tourists.
Five hundred tourists are resting this winter in Poreč, mostly athletes. Most of them have been guests in Istria for many years.
“You have hundreds of kilometers of beautiful mountain bike trails for training, you are close to us, we do not depend on airplanes, we come quickly by car, we stay at sea, you are excellent hosts for everything we need,” said Matthias Krick from Germany.
In the long-term tourist champion of Croatia, Poreč, they are ready for an excellent summer season. The announcements are great.
“It’s going very well. There are bigger announcements for Easter, May 1, and later ‘rush hour.’ We are preparing as if the season will be great, and we strongly believe in that,” says Nenad Velenik from the Tourist Board of Porec.
Phones in the tourist boards of central Istria are constantly ringing. The Istrian green oasis has never been bigger bait.
“The advantage is that the holiday homes in our county are isolated, scattered on the beautiful hills in the greenery. After the lockdown and isolation in big cities, especially in Germany where our guests come from, people wanted nature, beauty, and spending holidays with their loved ones,” says Sanja Kantaruti from the Central Istria Tourist Board.
And travel agencies are also ready, just waiting for the opening of borders and transparent rules.
“We even have questions from guests about whether renters are vaccinated, what the vaccination situation is in Croatia, what the current situation is. They want to be safe, travel safely, and get home safely. We hope that all this will be resolved and that the borders will be opened, and we are ready,” said Alen Babić, owner of a travel agency in Poreč.
A favorite and close destination of Germans, Austrians, Italians, and Slovenes, Istria is ready to present the tourist season well in not at all enviable circumstances, just like it did last year.