Published on : Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Lately, Croatia is all set to move away from its tried-and-true model of stuffing tourists in order to increase the spending of visitors on the whole. Also, the country is dealing with probable blow in cruise and operators of budget holiday in central Europe’s one of the top hotspots.
For long time, the Yugoslav republic had served the ship operators and the car-bound families’ traffic jammed along the highways in Europe in the summer exodus to the sea.
For years, this policy has amplified the new arrivals to the 5,800-kilometer (3,600-mile) island-dotted coast. At the present, the place is also seeing a rush of fans assembling at Dubrovnik, the historical port city which can be seen in the last Star Wars film.
Croatian leisure industry is back on track this year to grow the revenue by 10 percent which was 10 billion euros ($11.8 billion) last year, making up more than a fifth of the economy. However as the place is a top-five destination in southern Europe, it lags behind in terms of per visitor spending. As per Gari Cappelli, Tourism Minister, Croatian officials are reconsidering their approach as repercussion develops all through the region against overcrowding of tourism.
“Our expectations related to tourist arrivals in the summer season have already been fulfilled,” Cappelli said by email this week. “In the next period we will focus on increasing average tourist spending as well as boosting visits outside the summer months.”