Korcula tourism exceeds all expectations, the post-season looks promising
October 14, 2021 – Tourism in Korcula this year has exceeded all expectations, as has the truly remarkable (albeit somewhat incidental) Croatian tourist season overall, especially compared to 2020. This Dalmatian island claims it can attract foreign visitors throughout the post. -season too.
As Poslovni Dnevnik / Marta Duic writes, after the end of the traditional summer tourist season on the island of Korcula, which exceeded all expectations, one of the southernmost Croatian islands has shown how to attract tourists even during the off-season.
Hana Turudic, director of the Korcula Tourism Office, revealed that this year Korcula tourism achieved up to 77% of overnight stays before the 2019 pandemic, customers stayed on average for five to six days, and the number of overnight stays was also surprising in terms of Croatian customers. Flights to the UK and US also opened in September, allowing for even more arrivals.
” We have focused on food and wine during the low season, our island is known for its wine tours, the native varieties Rukatac, Posip and Grk are increasingly recognized and appreciated, and we are also known for our cuisine local. There are around 30 active family farms on the island of Korcula which offer a wide range, from olive oil and honey to organic fruits and vegetables and the products they process such as marmalade, juices and drinks, and many of them are labeled as Croatian Island. products, ”Turudic explained.
She also revealed that Korcula tourism has started a project of cycle paths along the entire island. “Customers who yearn for a more active vacation, in this case by bicycle, usually come in spring and autumn because it is cooler. The itineraries that we are preparing will be 350 kilometers long and will cross all the agglomerations of the island, and the ACI Marina Korcula is also nearing completion, which will bring us new guests in the nautical tourism segment. We hope that there will soon be accompanying facilities for our boaters, ” said Turudic, noting that the Peljesac Bridge will soon offer customers easier access to this destination throughout the year.
The island is also home to many digital nomads, and over the past five years beautiful Korcula has become a sought-after destination for weddings.
The increase in the number of weddings has coincided with the development of gastronomy and hotel accommodation. We don’t have a hotel below four stars, and there are more and more luxury villas with private accommodation on the island. This mainly concerns international guests, we have about 30 weddings a year here, and the islands and the old town are the most popular places, ” Turudic said.
Tourism companies operating on the island also contribute to their efforts to attract tourists throughout the year with a particular emphasis on the low season. One of them is the company Aminess Hotels and Camps, which organized the Aminess Wine & Gourmet Nights project for the first time on Saturday in Korcula.
This special edition of the project in the form of a late lunch was held at the Aminess Korcula Heritage Hotel where specialties were prepared by famous Croatian chefs David Skoko and Hrvoje Zirojevic.
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