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Tourist Board Urges Landlords Not to Hike Prices in Split During Ultra Music Festival

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERARequests from the Mayor of the Dalmatian city of Split and the organisers of the Ultra Europe Music Festival for landlords and hoteliers not to increase prices during what will be a busy period for the city looks as if they could fall on deaf ears…

The city of Split will be bursting at the seams during the 3-day festival, with around an extra 120,000 people estimated to be arriving in town. With around 40,000 expected to be looking for accommodation, Split’s Tourist Board Director Vedran Matošić has also urged landlords to be fair when it comes to pricing.

“It’s normal all over the world, when a big fair is on that hotels increase their prices by between 20-30%. It is not fair towards the agencies that are offering those accommodations, or the tour operators selling them,” said Matošić, adding that increases of over 300% would be offensive, reports Index.hr.

Around 30% of tickets for Ultra Europe, which will be held in Split and Hvar from 11-14 July, and there is talk that landlords could hike their prices for rooms during that period.

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