With about 200 hotels, private accommodation and several camps opening for the Christmas holidays, hotel managers are hoping that COVID-19 crisis management will allow them to work until 2am on Christmas and New Year’s Eve, Večerni list daily reported.
Tourist workers hope more than last year’s 141,000 overnight stays will be realised. Still, there is a concern about the measures taken by some countries, namely the Netherlands, regarding the Omicron variant.
On the Kvarner, part of the Croatian seaside around the city of Rijeka including the islands Krk, Cres and Rab, the number of Germans, Slovenians, Austrians and Czechs staying in accommodation is higher than any year. In the first 20 days of December, the number of overnight stays is 3% higher than in the record year of 2019.
Tourism accounts for around 20% of Croatian GDP.
(Željko Trkanjec | EURACTIV.hr)