Croatia prices rise on strong demand

Hotel prices in Croatia have increased significantly in the past two months due to strong demand from German holidaymakers, the latest Hotelometer figures show.

March 15, 2017
The Bluesun Alga hotel in Tucepi
Photo: Bluesun Hotels & Resorts

The average price per booking enquiry for Croatia is now about 50% higher than for Turkey, even though on average hotels in Turkey have higher star rankings, according to data analysis company TrevoTrend, which supplies the demand-based Hotelometer exclusively to fvw.

Booking enquiries for calendar weeks 8 and 9

The Bluesun Alga hotel in Tucepi (about 70km south of Split) has held the number one spot in the Croatia ranking for the last three periods of two weeks (from January 23 to March 5). The average price per person in the four-star hotel has steadily risen from €902 (in weeks 4/5) to €922 (weeks 6/7) and now to €1,032 (weeks 8/9).

Similarly, the second-placed 3.5-star Remisens Albatros in Cavtat has maintained high prices over the six weeks, with an average price of €1,084 in the latest fortnightly ranking which was slightly down from €1,101 in the previous ranking. In third place, the 3-5-star smartline Bluesun had a very high average price of €1,290 in the latest ranking, slightly lower than €1,302 in the previous fortnight.

The highest average price in the latest top 10 ranking is at the Sentido Bluesun Berulia in Brela on the Makarska Riviera. The four-star resort, with an average price of €1,454, is almost as expensive as popular hotels in Greece, for example, and up from €1,283 in the previous fortnightly ranking.

Booking enquiries for calendar weeks 6 and 7

The most popular hotels for German holidaymakers in Croatia are located in various areas along the extremely long coastline. These include several resorts between Split and Makarska, including Lokva Rogoznica, Tucepi, Brela, as well as Slano and Cavtat (north and south of Dubrovnik respectively), and Bol and Supetar (on the island of Brac).

Booking enquiries for calendar weeks 4 and 5

The Hotelometer ranking covers 12 major destinations for German holidaymakers: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Italy, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia and Turkey.

The Hotelometer is based on reservation enquiries for hotels in popular holiday destinations but not actual bookings. It can thus be seen as a ‘demand barometer’ for specific hotels and more generally for destinations. The price per person is the average of all enquiries, regardless of the number of people per reservation enquiry and the length of stay.

The rankings are based on all enquiries in the market-leading Traveltainment reservations system used by German travel agents and online booking engines. The data is analysed by TrevoTrend and supplied exclusively to fvw in the format of the Hotelometer.

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