- Hans Weber
- December 1, 2023
Croatia’s Rising Prices Threaten Tourism: Urgent Need for Affordability
Croatia’s tourism industry has become increasingly costly, leaving tourists feeling the financial strain and prompting concerns about the country’s reputation as a vacation destination. The German newspaper, Frankfurter Rundschau, recently reported on Croatia’s soaring prices, attributing them to greed—an issue that resonates with many visitors, who have noticed price hikes across various sectors, including food and accommodation.
According to Croatian newspaper Slobodna Dalmacija, the rising prices have made the country too expensive even for more affluent tourists. Over the past two years, accommodation costs have surged by 30%, surpassing those of popular tourist destinations like Spain and Greece. Consequently, some travelers have canceled their reservations due to the unaffordability.
The situation has become increasingly alarming, with small businesses feeling the impact. Local owners of small guesthouses have reported a significant decline in tourist numbers, affecting their income. This has led many entrepreneurs to question the state of the tourism industry and contemplate the viability of further investments.
The issue of escalating prices has not gone unnoticed by foreign media outlets. Frankfurter Rundschau published an article titled “Croatia: The Holiday Destination That’s Now Too Expensive Even For The Rich,” highlighting the country’s daily price increases and the growing reluctance of tourists to return.
Article by Prague Forum