- Published: 06.04.2022.
Croatia's tourist sector expects rise in trade during Easter holidays
Croatia's tourist industry expects an increase in turnover during the forthcoming Easter holidays, according to findings of a survey conducted by the National Tourist Board (HTZ), however, the uncertainties stemming from the war in Ukraine can affect the expectations.During the Easter holidays last year, when Easter was on 4 April, Croatia registered 36,000 tourist arrivals and 140,000 overnight stays.
This year, Easter falls on 17 April, and the rule is the later the date, the more tourists can be expected.
Easter and the school spring holidays are usually seen as the heralds of the summer season.
According to the survey, the Rijeka coast and islands off Rijeka as well as Dubrovnik-Neretva County are the most optimistic about this Easter season, expecting a 20% rise in comparison to last year's results.
The Istria and Zadar counties expect a growth ranging between 16% and 20%, while the forecasts of the Šibenik and Split counties are about 10% rise.
Concerning the mainland of Croatia, the capital city of Zagreb expects a growth higher than 20%.
During the Easter holidays, hotels usually start opening their doors, and the highest number of hotels that have announced the reopening for the new season in mid-April are in the Dubrovnik and Šibenik counties.