Croatia Tourism looks to capitalize on Greece, Turkey and Egypt’s problems

Croatia’s profit from tourism industry might have exceed seven billion euros (i.e. US$ 7.9 billion) this year since it attracts more travelers put off by political uncertainty in their rival destinations that includes Greece, said country’s Tourism Minister Darko Lorencin.

In a statement, Lorencin said that early bookings for the season are on the rise, and that might be because of a perception of security issues in nations like Egypt, Turkey and Greece.

A government alteration in Greece this week brought Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to power, who vowed to curb mass tourism, stating that this alienates travelers from local businesses. In Turkey, tourism might be curbed by warnings from western governments for their people to avoid visiting the country following a 6th Jan suicide bombing in Istanbul.

Last year, Croatia’s tourism profit was an around seven billion euros, that almost matched its 2008 figure that was the best yet for this small European nation. Lorencin told that this year the profit may exceed.

The former Yugoslav republic that became a part of European Union in the year 2013, wants to charge-up their income from tourism since it struggles to come from a 6 year recession. Tourism, which is centered around the country’s 5800 kilometer (i.e. 3600 mile), the lovely island-dotted Adriatic coast, secures around one-fifth of the economy.

Lorencin stated that they had a war and a political crisis twenty five years ago and tourists had then fled to their Mediterranean peers. Their turn to profit came in the past several years and they discretely let their prospective visitors know that Croatia is a stable country with a low crime rate in tourist areas.