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There’s Hope Yet for the EU Country Most Reliant on Tourism

  • Croatia visitor numbers rise after early plunge, despite virus
  • June arrivals nevertheless show another steep decline
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Braced for a knockout blow from Covid-19’s effect on travel, the European Union’s nation most reliant on tourism may yet get a reprieve.

Croatia, which recorded a 96% dive in foreign visitors in May from a year earlier, revealed another similarly shocking number for June on Wednesday, showing a 72.7% drop. But things have picked up since. The head of the tourist association says 2020 data through August show arrivals are at almost half of last year’s level, much better than expected.