ZAGREB, July 28, 2020 – The Croatian National Tourism (HTZ) Board director, Kristjan Stanicic, said on Tuesday that so far this year Croatia had reached 44% of the volume of tourist trade in the corresponding period of 2019.
This is higher than expected by the HTZ considering the COVID-19 pandemic, Stanicic said during a visit to Dubrovnik.
In July alone, the turnover is equal to 60% of the turnover recorded in July last year.
“We will do our best to make sure that our southern destinations reach the current national average, but all this depends on air transport,” Stanicic said, adding that further developments would depend on the epidemiological situation.
Currently, there are over 80 flight services bound for Dubrovnik and Split.
Of 100 registered hotels in Dubrovnik-Neretva County, about 60 are open, and their occupancy rate is at 33%. Private commercial accommodations have reached 50% of the results in 2019.
The islands of Korcula and Mljet as well as the peninsula of Peljesac are doing better than, for instance, Dubrovnik and destinations inland from Dubrovnik, the county’s authorities said.