Despite the obvious difficult economic state in the country, tourist agencies in Croatia specialising in selling ski holidays are not complaining, with a number seeing sales growth of up to 30% compared with the same period last year…
Competitive packages and an early start in selling packages are just two of the reason a number of agencies have seen sales rise this autumn. One of the leading agencies in Croatia, Atlas, say that sales for skiing holidays this winter are up, and growth of around 20% compared to last year is expected once the season wraps up. Atlas say that this year they released their packages and deals a lot sooner.
Another leading agency experiencing growth in skiing holiday package sales in Zagreb agency Kompass, who estimate a jump in sales of around 25% compared to last year.
Traditionally Croats have been big winter holidaymakers. The number of who travel off abroad is estimated at between 150,000 and 200,000, with a large percentage booking their skiing holidays through agencies, and going in the week from 3-10 January. Apart from Austria and Italy, Slovenia and France are other popular destinations among Croats this winter.