Increase in number of hotel beds on the Croatian coast, decline in private vacation rentals

Hvar Beach Bay Hotel which opened in July 2022

ZAGREB, July 9, 2022 – The number of beds in hotels along the Croatian Adriatic coast has started to increase, while the number of beds offered by private tenants has started to fall, the Jutarnji List daily reported on Saturday.

However, the share of private vacation rentals in the total accommodation capacity is still predominant, 51%, while hotels represent 14.98%.

The COVID pandemic over the past two years has negatively affected the tourism sector, however, one of the good things that has happened during this period is the reversal of trends in private renter accommodation for holidays and hotels, says the daily.

Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, private tenant accommodation facilities were growing at around 10% per year.

However, according to data provided to the newspaper by the Croatian National Tourist Board (HTZ), since 2019 to date, accommodation beds for private tenants have decreased by 1.4% while beds in hotels have increased. by 1.4%.

Thus, there are currently 179,454 hotel beds, 3,000 more than before the start of the pandemic. Private holiday rental residences offer 611,525 beds, i.e. 7,000 less and there are also 1,204 fewer residences of this type compared to July 2019.

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