Croatia celebrates bumper summer season after joining the euro. But locals aren't so happy

Figures released by Croatia’s Ministry of Tourism show a 12 per cent increase in visitors compared to 2022.

More than 9 million people have visited Croatia this year, according to the Croatian Ministry of Tourism. This figure is a 12 per cent increase on 2022.

It means the tourism sector’s revenues are higher than they were in 2019 when tourists all but disappeared due to COVID.

According to the Zagreb government, the reason is simple – Croatia joined the euro and the Schengen zone at the start of this year.

“The eurozone made everything easier for tourists. They don’t have to look for exchange offices, don’t need to check the

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