It comes as no surprise that tourists are more eager to travel than ever, and after last year’s pandemic-plagued season, much better results are expected this year.
Croatia and Dalmatia are hotspots for travelers around the world, and Split is always a top destination on travelers’ lists. We can see that now thanks to a considerable increase in arrivals in Split in May than in 2020!
“We think there are enough guests and I think it will explode in six months, so we’re looking forward to it. We hope that this will bring us back to something new and normal because people are eager and waiting to start,” Bokeria restaurant owner Luka Bokavšek told RTL.
Private accommodation and hotel rooms are seeing an increase in bookings, too, and June is already solidly filled. Director of the hotel Nevena, Toma Čikeš, told RTL that they are already 66% full and expect many last-minute reservations, as was the case last year.
Split Tourist Board director, Alijana Vukšić, also remains optimistic.
“From the beginning of the month until today, we have achieved over 32,000 arrivals, and in the same period last year, there were only six thousand arrivals. All those reservations have been turned into real arrivals of our guests,” Vukšić said at the end of May.
And as tourism picks up and COVID-19 measures ease, more and more events can find their place under the sun. Split Spring, for example, returns to Split’s famous Đardin park next month, from June 3 to 12. The third edition of the Split gourmet fair, sponsored by Staropramen, will host some of the most creative Split restaurants – Bokamorra, Artičok, Šug, Misto, Mazzgoon, Corto Maltese, Pandora, Maka Maka, Fabrique, Biberon and Uje. Last year, the event also showcased art, music, and humanitarian corners!