July 27, 2020

Croatia tourism down 50 percent in July: official

Zagreb (AFP) – Croatia, battling to salvage its key tourism sector hit by the coronavirus pandemic, hosted two million visitors in July, slightly above half of last year’s figure, officials said Monday, putting on a brave face despite the downturn.Due to the consequences of the pandemic on tourism, accounting for around a fifth of Croatia’s economy, the Adriatic country is expecting the worst economic crisis since independence in 1991.Officials forecast earlier that Croatia’s tourism industry would contract by 70 percent this year due to the pandemic.Apart from two million tourist arrivals, Cr…

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