ZAGREB, October 11, 2020 – Tourists vacationing in Croatia in 2019 spent a daily average of €98 per person and per overnight stay, with the quantity being slightly higher within the continental a part of the country, €115, and a touch lower on the coast, €97, shows a survey conducted by the Institute of Tourism.
The survey, which has been conducted for 30 years and is one among the oldest in Europe, covered on the brink of 14,000 respondents, domestic also as foreign, coming from 24 markets, who stayed a minimum of one night in hotels, hostels, at camping sites or privately accommodation facilities in 143 places across Croatia.
Visitors covered the continental a part of Croatia. thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, it had been completed before planned, in March rather than May.
In 2019, the record year for the Croatian tourism industry in terms of the amount of arrivals and overnight stays, the typical consumption of tourists vacationing on the coast was around 18% above within the summer of 2017 and that they were slightly more satisfied with tourist services. As continental tourism was included within the survey for the primary time, it had been impossible to form a comparison of most of these data or overall indicators.
Accommodation costs account for 54% of daily consumption
In the period from May 2019 to March 2020, 54% of the general average daily consumption were costs of accommodation and food, and only 17% were costs of food and drinks served outside accommodation facilities. All the opposite services accounted for 30% of the typical daily consumption.
Even though average daily consumption in coastal destinations was €97 and within the continental a part of the country €115 per person, the Institute of Tourism says that there are not any significant differences within the structure of average daily expenses within the two regions.
Hotel guests spend the foremost on the average , €142, followed by guests in family-run accommodation facilities, €88, guests in hostels, €78, and tourists staying at camping sites, €68.
Tourists spent a minimum €67 per day, as spent by visitors from Bosnia and Herzegovina, and a maximum €206, which is what proportion Japanese tourists spent per day on the average .
Average visitor aged 43, half have monthly income of quite €3,000
The survey also shows that the typical age of tourists is 43, that 55% of them are aged 30-49, which 43% have a university degree while almost half have a monthly household income of quite €3,000.
More than 50% of foreign visitors had already visited Croatia three or more times, of whom 52% had already visited the Adriatic and 33% the continental a part of the country; 33% of foreign visitors visited Croatia for the primary time, of whom 32% visited the coast and as many as 53% visited the continental a part of the country.
The Internet was the most source of data on destinations for 55% of the respondents, followed by recommendations by relations and friends.
Interestingly, on the brink of 40% of tourists to the continental a part of the country arrived alone, 32% were with their partners, 16% with their friends, and only 14% with their families.
As for the means of transport they wont to come to Croatia, 73% of these who stayed on the coast arrived by car, 19% arrived by plane and 6% by bus while around 50% of these who visited the continental a part of the country arrived by car, on the brink of 40% by plane and 9% by bus.
Visitors most satisfied with nature, atmosphere, hospitality
Visitors covered by the survey were satisfied the foremost with individual tourist services and natural and native attractions, also as personal safety, atmosphere and therefore the hospitality of local residents, and that they were also very satisfied with the general quality of their stay.
They also gave high marks for the cleanliness of the place they stayed in and of the beaches within the entire country, also as for accommodation facilities, ecological preservation and transport accessibility also as opportunities for destination exploration, walking, gastronomy, children-friendly conditions, and culture and art.
Nonetheless, they said they might prefer more entertainment, better conditions for persons with disabilities and more cycling routes within the continental a part of the country. As regards the coast, they were least satisfied with local traffic, also like the shortage of entertainment possibilities, the extent of adaptation to persons with disabilities and insufficient shopping possibilities. Some also complained about crowding, garbage that has been inappropriately disposed of and therefore the absence of waste sorting