Consequently, Croatia has by far the highest ratio of the most visited and least visited month in the year when the EU is observed. Namely, according to Eurostat data, at the level of the entire EU, in the strongest month (in 2018 it was August) there are about four times more overnight stays than in the weakest month (in 2018 it was February), while in Croatia in August averages 58 times more overnight stays (2018 times in 55,7) than in January (in 2018 it was exceptionally February). However, one of the main pains of Croatian tourism is the pronounced seasonality, which is a big problem in business and day-to-day development. According to the analysis “Regional aspect of tourist seasonality”Made by the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, shows the seasonality of Croatian tourism. In this analysis, the spatial and temporal concentration of Croatian tourism is shown using the number of realized tourist nights in commercial facilities and the number of hotels and camps. July and August still have the largest share in overnight stays throughout the year, which together make up about 60% of overnight stays throughout the year. The level of this percentage is reflected in the comparison with other European Mediterranean countries (the average of six Mediterranean countries is 34,6%), where Croatia has by far the largest share. The pronounced seasonality of Croatian tourism causes, among other things, a great deal of pressure on the communal infrastructure due to the almost simultaneous arrival of a large number of tourists. According to the calculation, the range of population increase in August 2019, based on tourist overnight stays in six coastal counties, ranged from 43% in Split-Dalmatia to 126% in Istria County. In July, these increases were slightly smaller, ranging from 38% in Split-Dalmatia to 112% in Istria County. At the end of the analysis, they conclude that given the weak temporal and spatial utilization of Croatia’s tourism potential and tourism demand (in Croatia and the world), there is still great potential for greater financial benefits from tourism. Increased financial benefits would bring, among other things, an increase in economic activity and employment in each county because tourism can have a positive impact on a number of other activities. Photo: Jacek Abramowicz, Pixabay.com Read the full analysis in the attachment. “Croatian tourism is strongly seasonal, and due to the importance of tourism and long-term favorable tourism trends, we have presented this seasonality in more detail in this analysis. Namely, according to the European Statistical Office, Eurostat, Croatia is in a relatively high eighth place among EU member states in terms of the number of overnight stays in “hotels and similar facilities, resorts and similar facilities for short breaks and camps and camping areas”. generates foreign exchange income from tourism, which is higher than the GDP of almost all Croatian counties separately (except the City of Zagreb). However, the success of Croatian tourism is largely limited by space and time concentration. This concentration in this analysis is shown at the county level with data on the number of overnight stays and the number of hotels and camps.. ” Cover photo: Pixabay.com In this analysis, the spatial and temporal concentration of Croatian tourism is shown using the number of realized tourist nights in commercial facilities and the number of hotels and camps. Some data suggest a reduction in this concentration, but it is still present to a significant extent. Data on the number of tourist nights in commercial facilities show that the counties of Adriatic Croatia generally have a relatively high level of overnight stays, but this is recorded in a very small number of months a year, while the counties of Continental Croatia generally have relatively low seasonality with low levels of overnight stays. Attachment: HGK / REGIONAL ASPECT OF TOURIST SEASONALITY Croatia is in a high eighth place in terms of the number of overnight stays (according to data from 2018) observed by EU member states. In front are Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Austria, Greece and the Netherlands.
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