According to the eVisitor system, the town of Hvar has broken tourist records in the last two weeks. Figures of arrivals and overnight stays on days 1 to 10 August for 5% better than the record 2019. Nautics records as much as 15% better results compared to 2019.
Unfortunately, looking only at the system, in the town of Hvar on August 12, on 12.059 registered beds, "only" 7.183 guests were registered. Therefore, as the Hvar Tourist Board points out, there should be a "catastrophic" tourist season in the town.
In order not to look at everything just through numbers, the last week has been big rush to free hotel or private accommodation in the town of Hvar, more last minute rooms are required, and to the great satisfaction of the people of Hvar, everything is filled for the next week, and even the Booking.com city of Hvar has declared SOLD OUT.
If we go back to the numbers, in July the town of Hvar had 143.530 overnight stays and 30.032 arrivals, which is an increase of 150% in overnight stays and 100% in arrivals compared to 2020. Compared to 2019, 77% of tourist traffic was realized.
The Americans, Germans, French and Slovenes are resting the most, while the number of arrivals of guests from Great Britain is expected to increase by the beginning of September.
These results, he believes Petar Razović, director of the Hvar Tourist Board, were achieved primarily through excellent cooperation between the tourist staff of the town of Hvar and the Tourist Board of the town of Hvar, adherence to epidemiological measures, as well as jointly well-done marketing activities of all tourist boards of the island of Hvar.
"How important it is that the island of Hvar is finally moving in the direction of unification was shown by this challenging tourist year, when we accurately predicted and later worked together to promote the entire island of Hvar as" green to Covid "and a safe island in our emitting markets. Successful work by the end of September will result in the adoption of the Brand Strategy of the island of Hvar, which will be unique in Croatia, and the further direction of development of the entire destination. ", points out Razović and adds that, looking at the conditions of preparation this year and last year, and everything that has been done successfully for tourism and what should be done for the tourism development of the whole island, Hvar residents are united in thinking that the time has come to have their island in the system of the Ministry or the Croatian Tourist Board.
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