Minister of Tourism and Sports Nikolina Brnjac Today in the town of Hvar with representatives of regional and local self-government and representatives of the tourism sector held the first meeting of the county report on the implementation of measures in the tourism sector in order to more successful and safer tourist season.
The meeting focused on the course of the Safe stay in Croatia project, the importance of vaccination, the realization of tourist traffic and the activities that need to be further intensified at the county level in order for Croatia to maintain the status of a safe tourist destination.
"We are satisfied with the realization of tourist traffic, there were two million arrivals ten days before last 2020. The situation in the Split-Dalmatia County is also satisfactory - the announcements are good, air, rail and road traffic has intensified. I believe that the process of vaccinating tourist workers in the Split-Dalmatia County will be further accelerated, which will significantly contribute to Croatia maintaining the status of a responsible and well-prepared tourist destination in the months ahead.", Said Minister Nikolina Brnjac
According to data from the eVisitor system, the Split-Dalmatia County has been visited by 276.000 tourists since the beginning of the year, who have achieved 1.355.000 overnight stays, which is an increase of 88 percent in arrivals and 80 percent in overnight stays compared to last year. The most overnight stays were realized by guests from Poland (197.000), Germany (163.000) and the Czech Republic (119.000), while the most visited destinations, ie the destinations with the most overnight stays in the mentioned period were Split (255.000), Makarska (100.000) and Seget (97.000).
"The situation that happened in Zadar is a warning to all of us that we must continue to be responsible and respect all epidemiological measures because only one event is enough to change the epidemiological picture. That is why I once again call on everyone to respect the measures, responsibility, seriousness and even greater engagement in all the necessary activities in order to achieve a successful season.", Concluded Brnjac.
In the end, Brnjac expects that the season will be at the level of 60% of the pre-pandemic record season, ie in 2019.
Along with Minister Brnjac, the meeting was attended by the Deputy Mayor of Split-Dalmatia County Stipe Čogelja, the Mayor of Hvar Rikardo Novak, the Mayor of Stari Grad Antonio Škarpa, the Director of the Split-Dalmatia Institute of Public Health Dr. Željka Karin, the President of the Croatian Tourism Association Veljko Ostojić, the President of the National Association of Hospitals Jelena Tabak, President of the Association of Private Landlords Martina Nimac Kalcina, representative of the Professional Group of Accommodation Providers on Vessels - Charter of the Split County Chamber Nataša Bušić and other representatives of the public and private tourism sector.