‘’Tourism is one of the consumer industries which, despite economic difficulties, has shown a steady growth over the past five years. We have already recorded almost 1,2 billion inbound travels at the global level with the expected rise of 1,6 billion in 2022 and an average spending of 1,100 Euros per travel for five years’’, recently commented Vitalij Vladykin, an analyst from the Euromonitor research company at the 17th Croatian Tourism Forum organized by the Croatian Chamber of Commerce (HGK).
Vladykin also added that during the period from 2015 to 2017, Croatia, Spain and Portugal recorded the largest and the most dynamic growth in arrivals in Europe, whilst in Croatia there is still enough room for development through mountain tourism and prolongation of the season.
Euromonitor International is the leading European market research company, which, for more than ten years, has presented global trends in tourism at the most important tourism event - World Tourism Fair in London. It also successfully predicts key trends in the travel industry.
Even though analyzes show that further growth can be expected in the tourism sector globally and locally, there are different scenarios within which it will be realized considering key macroeconomic factors, safety of destinations, the impact of new technologies, the connectivity of destinations as well as changes in consumer habits and values.
Considering the fact that Croatia has already broken tourist record again this year, that new investments and new airline connections are on the horizon as well as the fact that the country is well known as one of the safest world destinations, there is every reason to believe that 2018 will be another record year for Croatian tourism.