Veljko Ostojic Concludes Safety in Tourism Proving Crucial Amid Pandemic

Lauren Simmonds

November the 6th, 2020 – The Croatian Tourism Association’s main man, Veljko Ostojic, outlined what Croatia’s next steps should be in order to rescue tourism next year, with safety being the most important factor of all.

This year has been incredibly challenging in an entirely unprecedented and unexpected way. When one usually thinks of a global pandemic, at least up until 2020, they think of the Spanish flu which ravaged a delicate post-WWI world. This time last year, it would have been impossible to imagine that 2020 would be dominated in each and every sense by another global pandemic involving an entirely new virus. The Croatian Tourism Association has stated that from now on, safety and security are paramount in people’s minds, and that Croatia must be positioned as a destination that can offer that to its visitors in future.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, the main motive for tourists planning on taking a trip next year will be safety and security in the broadest possible sense of the word, so we must try to be a safe tourist destination and do our homework as we did this year, because that we haven’t had any cases of people becoming infected with the new coronavirus in commercial accommodation tourist facilities.

The leader of the Croatian Tourism Association (HUT), Veljko Ostojic, explained the above in the new bulletin of the Croatian Tourism Association “Croatia Tourism & Travel News”, in which he analyses the direction in which the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic will force tourism to head in.

He believes that Croatia, when seen from today’s perspective, can once again achieve better tourist results next year and claims that in 2021 the profit will be made from those who can drive to Croatia.

In addition, he predicts that last minute demand will be very much present once again, and that accommodation facilities of higher categories will be sought after, as well as those that are physically separated and more isolated, which guarantee safety. He also believes that online reservations for stays in Croatia will additionally increase significantly.

Veljko Ostojic noted that this year, most of the tourists who came to Croatia had visited it before, and that some new people also chose the country, who, up until recently, chose other Mediterranean destinations. They are expected to pay Croatia a visit next year as well.

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