Korcula boosts tourists after opening of Peljesac Bridge

After the opening of the Peljesac Bridge, tourism in Korcula got a big boost

Croatia currently has over 1.1 million tourists, most of whom come from Germany, Slovenia, Austria, Italy and the Netherlands.

As HRT Reports show a significant increase in the number of tourists in the south of the country, especially in Korcula.

“Currently, around 4,600 guests are staying in the town of Korcula, which is around 90% compared to 2019. Many guests come from Croatia, Slovenia, England, Germany, France and the United States. .” Mirjana Borojevicsaid the director of the Korcula Tourism Board HRT.

Another factor in the increase in tourist numbers to the island is the recent opening of the Peljesac Bridge.

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The bridge over the strait between Komarna on the mainland and the Pelješac peninsula opened to traffic at the end of last month, passing entirely through Croatian territory and not crossing the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina at Neum.

“There has been a significant increase in the number of local guests across the island. The fact that journeys have been shortened and made easier has resulted in higher numbers and there is a lot of pressure on the ferry from Orebic to Korcula. , new lines have been introduced and larger ferries have been introduced,” Borojevic added.

Rimac Nevera becomes first car to cross Peljesac Bridge on opening day

Perjesac Bridge (Screenshot/YouTube/Hrvatske Ceste)

Korcula is popular this summer, but Croatia’s most popular destinations are Rovinj, Medulin, Viru, Porec and Umag.

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“According to the eVisitor system, the statistics are very good. Currently around 39,000 guests are staying in Rovinj per day, a record level for 2019. Currently, most guests are from Germany, They come from Holland, Italy and Austria, who are our traditional guests and who mostly come by car.” Iva DamjaRovinj’s Promotions and Public Relations Expert Associate.

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