From Russians to Americans, what do visitors expect from Croatian tourism?
Copyright Romulic and Stojcic
February 17, 2021 – What do foreign visitors to the Croatian coasts really want from the Croatian tourist offer? Different groups and nationalities place higher values on different things, and a travel company has taken the time to delve into these different desires.
As Poslovni Dnevnik / Suzana Varosanec writes, foreign tourists visiting Croatia’s Adriatic coast sometimes have very specific and unusual requirements when booking their accommodation, Croatia Luxury Rent travel agency revealed. American tourists usually look for restaurants and bars, Austrians are primarily interested in table tennis equipment, of all things as part of the accommodation package, Poles want to play darts and pinball on vacation, while the French attach importance to their place of stay being close to the bakery to eat croissants and others for breakfast.
When deciding to book accommodation and consider what Croatian tourism offers, the most important factors for visitors are of course the combination of price, location and quality of accommodation. It is precisely these details that have the most influence on the general decision-making when it comes to booking accommodation along the Croatian coast. Research from this tourism company indicates that it is difficult to predict precisely what will be the key factors in choosing accommodation, but it is clear that this is mainly based on a recommendation or a good review from previous guests, from the location and analysis of all. available aspects leading to the final decision.
According to the company Croatia Luxury Rent, houses, especially those well equipped with additional facilities, turned out to be attractive accommodation capacities in addition to private apartments and camps in the Croatian tourist offer. There are some fun facts that come to light that indicate what nationality someone booking a stay might be, and the outbound markets behave differently. Some have specific requirements which to some extent deviate from the parameters established when deciding on a reservation.
For example, Germans, who are among the most frequent visitors to the Croatian coast, most often ask what type of coffee machine is in the villa and if the property is completely fenced, as they usually bring their pets. with them. Austrians check more often than expected whether table tennis is available in the villa. In situations where it is not included in the offer of the villa, they require the owners to be invited to make it available to them.
Slovenians, Hungarians and Czechs are regularly interested in the distance to the nearest beach which is suitable for children. Polish tourists often come in large groups with children, so they tend to ask what kind of entertainment the villa offers. Some of the more interesting desires are a pinball machine, darts, or the fun of hide and seek for their children that a house can provide. Slovaks often ask if there are enough sunbeds by the pool.
Brits, on the other hand, choose villas with rich entertainment content, which includes a premium sound system with Bluetooth connection, proximity to liquor stores, and barbecue facilities. The Dutch regularly inquire about the villa’s standard of cleanliness and hygiene conditions, such as how often sheets and towels are changed each week. When choosing a holiday villa, the Swedes make sure that the villa offers a sauna or Turkish bath and a gym, while the Belgians, if the villa does not have a tennis court, ask information on the location of the nearest sports fields. Italians often choose villas located directly by the sea and place great emphasis on an outdoor summer kitchen. Russians request that dinners be organized in the villa, the service of a private chef, and they are interested in half-day and full-day trips around neighboring islands.
Americans have proven to be the least demanding group and only seek the recommendation of good restaurants and bars. Serbs like to spend time on the Adriatic, so the beaches, but also the rich offer of nightclubs are of great importance when choosing the ideal holiday villa. For the French, the possibility of heating the swimming pool is important, and an important role in the choice of a holiday villa within the Croatian tourist offer in the broad sense is played by the jacuzzi, as well as the proximity to shops and bakeries.
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