As Habits Change, What are Tourists in Croatia Now Seeking on Holiday?

Lauren Simmonds

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As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, the director of the Croatian National Tourist Board (CNTB/HTZ), Kristjan Stanicic, recently commented on the ongoing tourist season for Novi dan (New day) on N1. Currently, there are more than one million and one hundred thousand tourists spending time in the Republic of Croatia, Stanicic said. 57.7 million overnight stays and 10.8 million arrivals have also now been officially achieved.

“In terms of overnight stays, we’ve exceeded our previous estimates, the results so far have been excellent and this will probably continue throughout the month of August,” he added.

The beautiful Istrian peninsula exceeded its results from the record, pre-pandemic year of 2019 and Zadar County is at almost the same level, he added. All coastal counties, according to Stanicic, have achieved excellent results, and even the continent is following this trend despite it having always been less popular than the coastline and the islands.

“The results are significantly better than they were last year. The German market, which is growing compared to 2019, is recognising the continental part of the country as a tourist destination more and more as well,” he said.

He emphasised that Croatia is one of the top destinations in the entire Mediterranean once again this year thanks to the excellent cooperation between the public and private sectors. “Croatia is also a destination many people can drive to, which is a great competitive advantage for us,” he pointed out.

As he explained, the habits of tourists in Croatia have changed, and they’re now looking for a stay in nature, more mobility, the ease of availability of information, diversity and richness in the overall offer, not to mention high quality accommodation.

“Higher quality accommodation units are the ones which have been occupied for the longest time so far. What is of better quality sells best,” concluded the director of the Croatian National Tourist Board, Kristjan Stanicic.

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