Croatia named top destination by New York Times
Croatia is waving its flag high as it has been named this year as the first choice for holidaying by prestigious New York Times. It is yet another recognition for the country which is indeed full of life. This advertising slogan stands for Croatia’s amazing beaches as well as for country’s rich cultural heritage and delicious gastro offerings.
Agencies specialized for Croatia in the Big Apple are witnessing a rise of bookings between 30 and 50%. It is definitely the case of visitors with deep pockets and American are following the footsteps of the British who are high up on the scale of visitors to Croatia.
Interestingly, Russians are also coming back and according to the agents working with the Croatian market, a lot more ought to be invested into promotion of Croatia as a top destination. Another fact is that the capital Zagreb is leaving more and more visitors speechless as it has seen a rise in the number of overnight staying. Also, Split is proving to be a great success of the season due to the bargain deals and its cultural heritage and its proximity to islands of Hvar and Brač.
One may conclude that the time is right for a new wave of popularity of the continental tourism. Green Belt of Zagorje hills is blossoming and increases are recorded in the equally popular area of Gorski kotar.
Srdj Portolan is a managing director of Dubrovnik Luxury Travel