According to the results of the annual research of the German car club ADAC, Germany and Croatia are the absolute winners of the season, reported the director of the Representation of the Croatian National Tourist Board in Germany, Romeo Draghicchio. Namely, the research analysed almost 350 thousand inquiries of ADAC members, received from May to September 2020. The inquiries referred to routes to favourite holiday destinations, and Croatia took an excellent third place according to the survey results.
"Croatian tourism has shown great innovation and adaptability this year. The results of the research of the German car club ADAC confirm that Croatia was a desirable car destination for German tourists. I am pleased that we reacted very quickly and introduced many practical solutions for our guests, for example through the ENTER CROATIA website tourists were able to enter the country faster and safer, and the sector was continuously adapting to all epidemiological measures and recommendations. The German market has shown particular interest in Istria and Dalmatia, which indicates that the regional approach advocated by the Croatian Government has given good results and enabled an increased number of tourist arrivals to destinations that had a favourable epidemiological situation. It is especially important that the German Government recognized the benefits of such an approach and regularly made changes to the list of safe regions in Croatia. German tourists are certainly welcome guests in the off-season, "said Minister Nikolina Brnjac.
In the ranking of countries by number of inquiries, as usual, Germany is leading with 33 percent of inquiries, an increase of 3.4 percentage points compared to 2019. Italy is second with about 15 percent of inquiries, which is a decrease compared to last year of four percentage points. Croatia took third place and recorded a growth of almost five percentage points. Austria is in fourth place, and destinations such as France and Turkey are also recording declining demand.
"This year's analysis in the midst of the Covid-19 has determined a change in the habits of German motorists in choosing destinations for summer vacations. Thus, the greatest growth in demand was achieved by Germany, but also by Croatia ", concluded Draghicchio.