A total of 1.3 million overnight stays were recorded in Croatia from Austria, which is a 4 percent increase over the same record period of 2019, according to the Croatian National Tourism Board (CNTB).
The National Tourism Board presented the data in a structured presentation of Croatian tourism to the most influential Austrian media. The show was organized in cooperation with representatives of CNTB in Austria. This was also followed by meetings with key Austrian partners, tour operators and travel agencies, TheSchengen.com reports.
In a statement issued on June 9, CNTB reported that the press conference was attended by more than 20 Austrian journalists and representatives of the most famous Austrian media.
The ceremony was also attended by the Director of the CNTB, Mr. Kristjan Staniči, who presented the results of the analysis of Croatian tourism in relation to the Austrian market.
In this regard, Staničić noted that Austria is one of the important markets within the borders, and has a significant impact on the country’s overall tourism outcomes.
He also noted, “We are back to pre-pandemic trends, and I believe that during the high summer season, we will successfully maintain these excellent indicators from the Austrian market.”
The Austrian media has also paid attention to the difference between the tourism offer of Istria and Dalmatia and the importance of gastronomy in the overall Croatian tourism offer. At the same time, they were interested in the best walking routes in Croatia, the general tourist presentation of the islands, etc.
Representatives of the Association of Croatian Unique Hotels emphasized that the association brings together accommodation facilities intended primarily for consumers who value special and unique experiences and who seek high-quality service, while Stella Đurovi from the Tourist Board of Dubrovnik-Neretva County provided tourism news from her county with A special mention regarding the opening of the Pelissak Bridge,” as stated in the statement.
After the press conference, the Croatian delegation met with the main partners from the Austrian market – TUI, Gruber Reisen and Mondial.
The Director of the CNTB Representative Office in Austria, Mr. Branimir Tončinić, said that the partners are very satisfied with the sales results for this year.
According to him, Croatian destinations are in great demand, and the country can expect a strong contribution from the Austrian market this year to the overall results.
Moreover, the positive trends of Croatia are confirmed by several market research surveys conducted in Austria. The most recent one is the ÖAMTC “re-watch”, according to which Croatia was selected as the main foreign destination in the Austrian market.
Data from this survey revealed that 95 percent of Austrians said they wanted to spend their holidays in Europe. Survey results also show that 53 percent of respondents have already booked a flight this year.