Foreign tourists in Croatia daily spend between 16 and 50 euros, says Visa survey

ZAGREB, 9.10.2011.

Foreigners vacationing this summer in Croatia spent between EUR 16 and 50 per day, including costs of accommodation, according to a survey conducted by Visa, a global payments technology company, in August this year.  The survey was conducted among 500 foreign tourists in the capital of Zagreb and the three coastal cities of Dubrovnik, Split and Zadar. Thus, 34 per cent of those polled said that they had spent daily between 31 and 50 Euros. The daily consumption of one third of the respondents (33.5 per cent) was between 16 and 30 Euros.

Only 4.5 per cent of those polled said they had spent more than 100 Euros per day during their stay in Croatia.

Asked why they choose Croatia as the destination for their summer holidays, a half of the respondents said that they followed recommendations of their friends and family members, and 22.5 per cent said that the Internet had been the source of their information about Croatia.

As many as 37 per cent of those polled were accommodated in private rented accommodation, and 30.5 per cent of those polled opted for hotels. As many as 76.5 per cent of those polled organized their trip on their own and 16 per cent used services of travel agencies.

As for the satisfaction with their summer holidays in Croatia, foreign guests were pleased with Croatia's scenery and hospitality of their hosts, while they criticized road infrastructure, high taxi fares and poor night life.

Nearly half of them, 46 per cent, said they were intending to visit Croatia again, according to the survey presented last Monday. (Hina)