August 8, 2019 – Tourism works well when there is a balance between the ration of number of tourists and residents. An overtourism map featuring Dubrovnik and Croatia.
There are several ways to look at the issue of overtourism globally, and one simple method puts Croatia and Dubrovnik at the top of the global map of overtourism.
A new map published earlier this year looks at the tourist countries and destinations which have the highest ratio of tourists to residents in the world.
When comparing the ratio of tourists to residents, Croatia has the second-highest number of tourists per capita (3.78) behind only Iceland.
Dubrovnik Old Town comes in third at 1,000 tourists per resident.
Interestingly, the next European country in the list is Austria at 3.34.
To see the map and the full list of the top ten countries and destination, visit the original article on Vivid Maps.
The Croatian Bureau of Statistics reported yesterday an increase of cruise ships (10.6%) and cruise ship passengers (14.1%) for the first 6 months of 2019.
Croatian tourism needs a reset, at least in my opinion. Apart from the negative environmental impact on its prized jewel, the Adriatic coast, due to the mass tourism of the summer months on the coast, a better ratio between number of tourists and local residents is crucial for successful tourism and local quality of living.
Rather than just criticise, here are 5 gifts and trends I believe Croatia should focus on to develop its tourism with an eye to the future and away from the concentration on the summer months and most popular destinations – Branding Croatia: 5 Gifts and Trends to Focus On.