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Published on : Friday, April 22, 2022
As Poslovni Dnevnik/Marija Crnjak writes, those who expected positive forecasts for Easter tourism of Croatia were correct, in spite of the hesitant geopolitical situation that keeps on threatening tourism all over Europe due to the war in Ukraine.
From Friday, April the 15th, to Monday, there were about 135,000 arrivals and about 493,000 overnight stays realised, as per eVisitor. Out of these figures, foreign tourists with 412,000 in numbers did overnight stays. A third of that traffic was generated for Easter in 2021, because of the epidemiological situation. This is why 2021’s pre-season was almost nothing to speak about however it’s also important to talk about that Easter came two weeks earlier than it did in 2022.
Easter came a week later in the last pre-pandemic year of 2019. As such, In Croatia, in the same period back in 2019, on the eve of Easter, there were 5 percent more overnight stays. Equal optimism reigns in the rest of the Mediterranean and in neighbouring Slovenia.
To quote the director of the Croatian Tourist Board, Kristjan Stanicic, “In addition the excellent results achieved during the extended Easter weekend, we’re also pleased to note that about 145,000 tourists stayed in this country on Saturday. It’s also the day with the largest number of tourists recorded on a daily basis this year, and we expect positive trends in the continuation of the pre-season, ie during May and June.”