The tourist industry of former Venetian colonies suffers from the decision of the historic Serenissima to limit the number of visitors, BNE intel reports.

Dubrovnik, Rijeka, Zadar, Pula, and Kotor are some of the cities that will see their tourism decline due to a surprise decision by Venice city council to reduce the burden of tourism on the city, by installing people-counters in high-traffic areas.

The decision taken at the end of April could limit the number of cruise ships visiting Venice, with a knock-on effect across the Adriatic.

In that case, the biggest loser would be Croatia, which hosted just under nine million boat passengers last year ranging from ferries to catamarans. Dubrovnik alone could lose just under 750,000 visitors and Split as many as 230,000, according to the 2017 Adriatic Sea Tourism Report.

Croatia and Montenegro continue to see a surging cruise ship industry, but stands to lose an overall 6,5% decrease in cruise passengers.