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Croatia set to welcome record UK visitors In 2012

Croatia set to welcome record UK visitors In 2012

Visitor figures released by the Croatian National Tourist Office (CNTO) reveal a significant increase in visitors to Croatia over the past 8 months.

So far this year, 241,443 British visitors have arrived in Croatia, a boost of 23 per cent compared to the same period last year.

“It’s fantastic to see more Brits than ever choosing Croatia as their summer holiday destination. This year we’re on target to reach 300,000 UK visitors, which clearly shows that we can return to our record-breaking figure of 500,000 in 1990,” says Meri Matesic, UK & Ireland Director of the CNTO.

“I’m confident that the UK and Irish markets will continue to grow in 2013, especially with the introduction of more flights, new routes and holiday packages from providers like Jet2, giving UK travellers greater flexibility and choice when booking a holiday to Croatia.”

This week also sees the launch of the second wave of the CNTO’s 2012 marketing campaign which will run across UK newspapers. The campaign will encourage even more Brits to experience a Croatian city break this autumn/winter.


With over 1,244 islands, 16 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and eight national parks, as well as a range of home-grown gastronomic delights and historic cities to explore, Croatia is the perfect short break destination at only two hours flight away from the UK.