''Tourist traffic in private accommodation does not refer only to the summer months, but is prolonged in many destinations almost to an entire year, as is evidenced by good announcements for this year’s pre-season'', says Nedo Pinezic, the president of the Family accommodation and tourism community at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce (HGK).
Furthermore, Pinezic also emphasizes that most arrivals in private accommodation in the pre-season period is recorded in larger cities, that are connected with airlines and group tours, as well as in the regions of Gorski kotar, Plitvice, Istria and Kvarner which, thanks to their vicinity, attract numerous guests from Slovenia, Austria, Italy, Hungary and Bavaria.
''More and more private accommodation facilities are being advertised on online booking platforms, thus some of one them like Booking.com has recorded an increase in the number of bookings for private accommodation in Croatia by 60 percent in comparison to the same period last year. In addition, due to the large interest in Croatia on all world markets, it is obvious that tourists want to ensure their accommodation earlier by booking on digital platforms'', explained Pinezic.
Reminding that the Family accommodation and tourism community at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce (HGK) recently became a full member of the European Holiday Home Association (EHHA), Pinezic thinks that this will open up new opportunities for the promotion of the Croatian family accommodation, because EHHA represents 20 million beds in households throughout the European Union.