Friday, 20 September 2019

Zupa sees an increase in tourist numbers in spite of lack of investment

By  Jul 09, 2019

The British just love Zupa. In the month of June over a quarter of the overnight stays achieved in the region of Zupa, just south of Dubrovnik, were made by guests from the UK. 23,362 tourists arrived in Zupa in June and, 13 percent more than the same month from last year, and 88,425 overnight stays were achieved, which is a 10 percent increase.

After tourists from Great Britain the most numerous were from Germany and then the United States. In fact, the number of guests from America has risen drastically not only in Zupa but all over the Dubrovnik region. With direct flights from Philadelphia to Dubrovnik with American Airlines tourists now have a connection and it would seem that this is proving popular.

However, Zupa’s tourism industry is still facing the same problems it has for the past 30 years. Today, almost three decades after the end of the Homeland War, Zupa still has less accommodation in hotels than it had before the war. The Kupari resort, Plat Hotels and Hotel Zupa are just three hotel objects that are still out of function since the Homeland War. Because of this Zupa very much relies on private accommodation in apartments, villas and houses to cover the shortfall of hotel beds. And this can be seen in the figures from June this year. 36,445 overnight stays were achieved in private objects, whilst in hotel accommodation there were 35,182 overnight stays.

 

The Voice of Dubrovnik

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