|Croatia is seeing a noticeable decline in tourist arrivals from China|
|Author: CSEBA / SEEbiz|
|6th February 2020|
|ZAGREB - Croatia is seeing a noticeable decline in tourist arrivals from China in the first week of February as a result of comprehensive and strict measures by Chinese authorities to contain the coronavirus outbreak, and travel demand is expected to stabilise in the coming period, the Croatian Tourist Board (HTZ) told Hina.|
From the beginning of the year, that is, January and the first few days of February, there were 4,400 Chinese tourists in Croatia and 7,600 overnight stays, an increase of 49 and 19 percent, respectively, compared to the same time in 2019., said Croatian Tourist Board director Kristjan Stanicic.
"Such growth is also planned as a result of activities carried out to encourage further traffic from China. In February, reduced tourist traffic from that market was recorded, which is a consequence of one of the strict measures taken by the authorities in the PRC, ie certain travel bans for the whole of February. However, those who found themselves traveling in Europe during an emergency continued those trips, "says Stanicic, who notes that they are in constant contact with the HTZ representative office in China.
He also stresses that they believe that the authorities in the People's Republic of China will succeed in trying to stabilize the situation as soon as possible, which will ultimately result in a renewed gradual growth in demand from the Far East.