See you soon, Ferragosto! More Italians in Croatia in September than in August


October 4, 2021 – Ferragosto is typically ‘celebrated’ by Italians in Croatia during the extremely hot August, and whether or not the coronavirus pandemic changed that habit, or something else changed, there was more Italians in Croatia in September this year.

As Novac / Jutarnji / Barbara Ban writes, the Croatian travel agency Croatia Luxury Rent recorded an increase in arrivals of Italians in Croatia during the month of September. This is a 3% increase from August, which they say has been one of the most successful months for Croatian tourism in recent seasons. An unexpected turn of events in the spring.

The causes of such sales results should be investigated in more economic and sociological details. First of all, it should be noted that due to economic circumstances Croatia as a destination has become too expensive for Italians to visit to some extent. This is why they look for arrangements outside the high tourist season, when they are more favorable. In addition, Italy is extremely sensitive to the effects of the coronavirus due to the high mortality in its country at the very start of the global pandemic, so the reason for their late arrival in slightly larger numbers on the Adriatic is probably the fact that due to fewer tourists in the destinations, there is no greater threat of infection, ”they explained from CLR.

There are very few retirees …

They also presented information on the types of Italians in Croatia this summer, and there were very few retirees to speak of.

Demographically, the largest percentage of Italians in Croatia since the start of the summer season were families with children and travelers from younger age groups, who sought isolated accommodation in destinations not far from the most popular tourist centers. There was a slightly lower percentage of Italian guests from the older age group, ”says CLR.

Istria and Kvarner

They are also happy with this, a little difference, because in recent years Italians are choosing Croatia less and less for their summer holidays.

As the number of guest arrivals from this market has consistently declined over the past few seasons, such sales results are somewhat of a surprise. Italians who visited Croatia in September again chose Istria and Kvarner, whose most popular destinations were Porec, Rovinj, Umag, Crikvenica and Opatija, ” they concluded.

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