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Croatian citizens travel more for leisure less for business purposes and mostly travel within the country and a Masterindex survey conducted by MasterCard indicates that 58% of those surveyed plan to spend their summer holiday in Croatia.

The results of the online survey of financial habits in Croatia and attitude toward credit cards were presented on Monday which was conducted in cooperation with the Gfk - Market Research Centre in April this year on a sample of 1011 bank card clients aged between 18 and 55.

A press release presenting the results says that twice as many Croats travel for leisure rather than business. The average respondent on average travelled 3.2 days for recreation or 2.5 days for business trips.

Furthermore, 65% of travel for recreation is within Croatia, 24% is travel within the euro area while the remaining 12% refers to destinations like Moscow and New York.

A similar situation is evident for business travel with 66% of these being within Croatia and 26% to European destinations.

When it comes to spending, the cost of about two-thirds of the trips concerned are up to HRK 5,000. The average amount spent has decreased in comparison to October 2015 from HRK 5,764 to HRK 4,984.

Respondents over the age of 30 who had higher earnings spent a little more on travel. Around 3% spent more than HRK 10,000 on travel. Credit cards are most often used to pay air tickets and accommodation abroad. 

The survey shows that 58% of respondents plan to spend their summer holiday in Croatia with 49% staying in their own accommodation or with friends. About 42% will rent accommodation and about 12% will stay in a hotel, particularly those over the age of 50 and with higher earnings.

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