July 5, 2023 – From the start of the year to the end of June, there were seven percent more overnight stays in campsites in Croatia compared to the same period last year. And compared to 2019 it was 22 percent more. Guests from Germany lead the way, the Camping Association of Croatia (KUH) stated.
In the press release, as reported by Index, the excellent results of the season so far, which can be attributed to investments in quality, are emphasized. On the other hand, it is pointed out that the Croatian camping sector with 833 campsites with a capacity of more than 255 thousand guests makes for 24 percent of all overnight stays by tourists in Croatia.
“The current state of reservations gives reason for optimism for the remaining part of the year, and we expect that despite the significant increase in operating costs, revenue growth will exceed physical indicators – arrivals and overnight stays,” the KUH stated.
Most Guests of Campsites in Croatia Come from Germany
By the end of June, the highest amount guests came from Germany, with 2.25 million overnight stays and an increase of six percent compared to last year. Guests from Slovenia follow with a growth of four percent, then Austria with a growth of six percent. Poland came up third with a jump of 25 percent. Moreover, guests from the Netherlands accounted for 13 percent more overnight stays than last year.
KUH also stated that this year, investments continued in facilities and increasing the quality of accommodation, as well as in green and sustainable business. Thus, even now, 44 percent of the total “number of beds” are in four-star campsites in Croatia. What’s more, the share of five-star capacity is constantly growing, they pointed out.
This season, campers across the Adriatic will welcome numerous investments, and among others, “one of the largest greenfield investments” in campsites in Croatia for the past ten years stands out. Aminess’s Avalona Camping Resort is coming on the island of Pag, and it will be the first in Croatia to offer campsites with private pools.
“In the past few years, affected by the pandemic and the energy crisis, guests have largely turned to camping as their preferred mode of vacation. Also, camping has still remained tied to the context of car travel, so campsites across Europe are on a general wave of popularity. Croatia, due to its quality, accommodation and attractive natural position placed at the very top of the European offer. The investments with which we constantly raise the quality are a guarantee that we will remain at the top. Guests appreciate quality, constant innovation and service improvement,” said KUH director Adriano Palman.