Due to the uncertainty surrounding the departure from the European Union, British tourists have postponed their decision where they will go for their annual vacation, which has prompted some destinations to lower their prices in order to attract guests. Prices have fallen in some of the most popular destinations for British tourists, such as Spain, Cyprus and Bulgaria. But not in Croatia, specifically in Zadar, which has also been popular among Brits for the last several years. In fact, the prices here have risen, so Zadar is now the most expensive among the six destinations whose prices have been compared by The Sun, the UK’s top-selling newspaper, reports Index.hr on April 8, 2019.
The most significant drop in prices occurred in Mallorca, where the cost of a week-long vacation for a four-member family dropped by 21.6 per cent, to around 2,700 British pounds. This includes accommodation, lunches, dinners, drinks and the like.
A slight decrease, with lower prices, has been recorded at Costa Del Sol, also in Spain, where costs for a week fell by 17.7 per cent, to 2,041 pounds.
Cyprus is also trying to lower its price and attract the Brits. In Paphos, the prices for this season are 10.5 per cent lower than in 2018, so a week of vacation at the destination would cost a four-member family around 2,378 pounds.
Among the selected destinations, the cheapest is Sunny Beach in Bulgaria where a week costs just 1,912 euros. Bulgarians have also lowered their prices compared to last year, by 9.7 per cent.
Turkey, which has started to return to the tourist market after political turmoil, has increased its prices. British tourists can spend a week in Marmaris for 2,286 euro, which is an increase of 4.6 per cent over the previous year.
The most expensive destination and the one with the highest growth prices is Croatia, or more precisely Zadar, where a four-family family, according to The Sun’s calculations, would need 3,188 euro for a one-week stay, an increase of 12.7 per cent compared to the last year.
Obviously, there is no fear of a possible decline in the number of British tourists coming to Croatia, or perhaps it is expected guests from other countries will replace them. In previous years, Croatia saw steady growth in the number of guests from the UK. In the period from 2011 to 2016, their numbers increased by 260,000, to 640,000.
Translated from Index.hr.
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