Monday, 27 July 2020

Bookings for Family Accommodation Down Despite Price Cuts - Survey

ZAGREB, July 27, 2020 - Despite lower prices, tourist accommodation for families in Croatia is seeing a steep decline in bookings and most providers of such accommodation are facing financial losses of up to HRK 50,000, a survey on the coronacrisis impact on the business operations of family accommodation providers shows.

The survey, conducted by the Croatian Chamber of Commerce (HGK) on a sample of 2,100 people, revealed that as many as 95 percent of respondents reported a decline in the number of bookings compared with last year, despite the fact that three-quarters of them had cut prices, mostly by up to 30 percent.

Nearly a third of those interviewed, or 31 percent, recorded a drop in bookings of more than 80 percent, while 90 percent also reported cancellations of bookings. The share of cancelled bookings for July and August was mostly up to 60 percent.

"The financial damage suffered by most of the accommodation providers, 77 percent, reached up to HRK 50,000 in the first six months of the year, while the estimate for the next three months climbs to HRK 100,000," the HGK said on Monday, noting that only six percent of the respondents said they did not have any significant financial losses.

A third of those interviewed were pensioners, with 75 percent of them saying that their livelihood would be threatened without this income.

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Many Private Accommodation Owners Not Paying Correct Tourism Fees

Due to poor controls, as many as 53 percent of those renting out private accommodation to tourists have consistently failed respect the law. Will new, more strict laws alter the situation?

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Family Tourism Increasing, Support from State ''Too Thin''

Is family tourism in Croatia getting the amount of attention from the state it truly deserves?

Sunday, 6 November 2016

FOS: Connecting Family Accommodations with Quality Croatian Products and Services

The third National Forum for Family Accommodation (FOS), which will be held from 15 to 17 November in Zadar, will bring together some 1,500 representatives of family accommodations from all over Croatia - becoming a meeting place for providers of tourist services in households, and for Croatian producers and suppliers of products and services for family accommodations.