Leading German tour operators, including the one of the world’s largest TUI, are interested in realizing part of the season in Croatia, which in Germany is among the destinations for which it is possible to renew sales for the summer, including airline arrangements, states the Croatian National Tourist Board.
The director of the Croatian National Tourist Board, Kristjan Stanicic, told HINA, that “The National Tourist Board and its German representative office are constantly and proactively communicating with the German market and partners about the possibility of cooperation and arrivals of German tourists in Croatia this summer.”
Croatia is being mentioned in various German media outlets as a possible destination for this summer, primarily due to the very good results in preventing the spread of coronavirus, and it is also a destination that can be reached quickly by car. And the possibility of air bridges is also being brought up with dates as an early as the 10th of June this year mentioned, but it will all depend on the epidemiological picture in Germany and the countries where their tourist will travel.
"Interest from TUI and other German tour operators for the arrival of German tourists in Croatia certainly exists, as well as to realize part of the season and minimize their own losses. Interest is also present among individual German tourists, with whom we also constantly communicating through networks and offices,” added Stanicic.
However, how, when and with which transport these summer holidays will be realized is still being negotiated, and as certain destinations will certainly be out of the reach of organized tourist traffic through agencies and tour operators, Staničić believes that there will be enough air capacity to provide charter flights or regular airlines to individual destinations.
As well as interest in Croatia, TUI and other major German tour operators are currently showing interest for Greece, Cyprus, Portugal, Spain and Austria, whose governments, according to information from German tourist circles, are negotiating with the German government on the possibility of establishing air tourist bridges after Germans are once again allowed to travel.