Irena Peršić Živadinov, Kvarner Tourist Board: Accommodation capacities of a higher category are constantly recording a larger increase in tourist traffic

first_imgIn July, 5,7 million overnight stays were realized in Kvarner, which is an increase of 8%, and in the first six months, 1,67 million arrivals and 9,62 million overnight stays were realized. Comparing the data with the same period in 2016, there were 14% more arrivals and 14% more overnight stays, ie 200.000 more arrivals, and even 1,2 million more overnight stays.Most overnight stays were realized on the island of Krk (share of 36%), with an increase in overnight stays by 14%. In second place is the Crikvenica-Vinodol Riviera with a share of 17% of overnight stays and a 19% increase in the number of overnight stays. Ranking by number of nights continues: island of Losinj (+ 11% of nights), Opatija riviera (+ 14% of nights), island of Rab (+ 11% of nights)Almost 60% of foreign guests came from the 3 most important emitting markets: Germany, Slovenia and Austria. Followed by guests from Italy, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia. Although guests from all these markets are experiencing an increase in arrivals and overnight stays, it is worth noting guests from Germany, who realized as much as half a million more overnight stays compared to the first 7 months of 2016, which means a 24% increase in arrivals and overnight stays. 25%, or as many as 2,2 million overnight stays.”With great satisfaction with the excellent overall results of tourist traffic, I would like to emphasize that German guests with a share of more than 27% in total overnight stays, recorded an increase in arrivals of 25% and an increase in overnight stays of 26% compared to the same period in 2016. The Kvarner Tourist Board invests a lot in the German market, from which we traditionally have the largest number of guests. It is a series of intensive promotional activities, from advertising in the media, to fair appearances and presentations, and the reception of German journalists in Kvarner. ” points out Irene Peršić Živadinov, director of the Kvarner Tourist Board.3,8 million overnight stays were realized in private accommodation, with an increase of 17%, more than 2 million overnight stays were realized in hotels (an increase of 10%), and 1,9 million overnight stays in camps (an increase of 9%). ”It is interesting to note that accommodation capacities of higher category, regardless of the type of accommodation, since the beginning of the year constantly record a larger increase in tourist traffic than accommodation of lower category. In the season there is another trend related to registered tourist traffic in family farms, especially those on the island of Krk and other islands, which means that guests with special interests come to Kvarner in different accommodation facilities. ” Peršić Živadinov points out and adds that the changes in Gorski Kotar are especially happy, which can also boast of an increase in the number of tourist arrivals by as much as 24%, and 12% more overnight stays in facilities throughout Gorski Kotar.last_img read more