Croatian camps - turnover better than last year
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Seeing as, in camps, most of the annual turnover, more than 90 percent, occurs by the end of August, it has become clear now: in the camps, this tourist season was extremely successful and has justified the new investments in the quality of camps and justified the great reputation of Croatian camps and of Croatia as a country with the potential to become the most competitive camping destination on the Mediterranean.
According to collected data of most Croatian camps, the number of overnight stays increased by 2.5 percent on average this year, compared to 2008. This, the owners point out, is a result, which – considering the global recession, has exceeded even the most optimistic of expectations.
For instance, in Istria, the most developed camping destination in Croatia, the number of overnight stays increased by 2.6 percent, while some of the top quality camps in Dalmatia recorded an astounding increase of 10 percent. Particularly impressive were the results in the pre-season, in which the number of overnight stays increased by 4.5 percent. In August, the number of stays jumped by 10 percent, compared to last year.
Traditionally, the greatest number of visitors was German, Slovenian, Dutch, Italian, Austrian and Czech, who, altogether, make up 82 percent of overnight stays in camps. Altogether, Croatia has 232 camps and 302 small household camps, with the overall accommodation capacity of 224,000 people. Also, camps make up a quarter of the accommodation capacities and overnight says.