“In the area of Dubrovnik and its surroundings, the number of tourists is twice as high as last year and that is encouraging, and hoteliers say that reservations for August are very good, so we should not jeopardize any activities, because we are not far from the critical zone,” said the Director of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County Tourist Board, Vlado Bakić, after yesterday’s coordination meeting with the tourist boards of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County and the president of the Croatian Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić.
Regarding the role of local tourist boards, which often state that they rely on the county tourist board for promotion, Bakić added that “The answer is in the content of the law on tourist boards. The exceptions are those that exceed one million overnight stays, which is the only the city of Dubrovnik in our country. You cannot criticize someone who does not do something, if the law prevents him from doing so.” Although, this admission could possibly be a hint that the law needs revising and updating.
Staničić presented the results of tourist traffic and emphasized that about 860,000 tourists are currently staying in the country, of which about 735,000 are foreign guests, while about 50,000 guests are currently staying in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County. As he said, the peak of the tourist season is ahead of us, an even larger number of guests is expected, and further courses will mostly depend on the epidemiological situation.