Nautical guest spends 126 euros per day in Croatia

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In 2017, nautical tourists spent 126 euros per day in Croatia, which was by 40% more than the daily spending of the average tourist, and yacht charter is becoming the most propulsive tourist product, which has huge potential, according to information presented at the Biograd Boat Show that is taking place in that Dalmatian resort town on 18-21 October. The fair in Biograd has brought together over 300 exhibitors that are promoting over 300 vessels, including 33 luxury yachts.

"Nautical tourism is becoming the most propulsive tourist product and has huge potential," said Dragan Kovacevic of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce (HGK).

He went on to say that prudent moves should be taken in managing this type of tourist industry, adding that nautical tourism should not be held hostage to "a lack of coordination between and overlapping of state institutions."

The director of the main office of the National Tourist Board (HTZ), Kristjan Stanicic, said that in the first nine months of this year, over 440,000 arrivals and over three million overnight stays were registered in yacht charter, just as last year.

The leading markets for such guests are Germany and Austria, Stanicic said.