And this summer, Uber is one of the most commonly used transportation options, especially in cities across the Adriatic coast.
Namely, Uber data show that in five Croatian cities - Zagreb, Rijeka, Zadar, Split i Dubrovnik, the number of international tourist rides in July grew by more than double i.e., almost 250 percent compared to June. The increase in the number of trips by foreign users is a result of the easing of epidemiological measures and the increased number of foreign tourists currently staying in Croatia, who use Uber services.
Among foreign Uber users in Croatia, the most common are tourists from United States of America, United Kingdom i France. This is followed by tourists from Germany, the Netherlands and Poland, according to data for July 2021.
"The success of vaccination campaigns in Europe and countries in the rest of the world has enabled the return of mobility in cities, both Croatian and foreign users. This is supported by the latest data from July, which show that the dominant number of Uber rides takes place in tourist centers across the Adriatic, which means that the season has brought significant activity not only in the tourism but also in the transport sector. Uber as a company is optimistic about this encouraging data. We continue to make strong efforts to provide our services while maintaining the highest safety standards for both drivers and Uber users.", she said Giovanna D'Esposito, Uber's general manager for southwestern Europe.
Overall, Uber has recorded an increase in traffic in Croatia since June, and peaked in July when the tourist activity of the population and foreign guests was the highest so far this year.
Most requests for driving from foreign users were recorded in Zadar. This is followed by Dubrovnik, Split and Rijeka.