Dubrovnik forges ahead with record visitor numbers
The Dubrovnik Tourist Board has announced record breaking 2014 arrival figures as the Mediterranean destination continues to entice visitors from around the world.
Dubrovnik received 851,311 arrivals between January 1st and November 30th 2014 – a 12 per cent increase on the same period the year before.
There were also 3,091,371 recorded overnights – an increase of nine per cent compared to 2013.
UK visitors to Dubrovnik increased by 15 per cent in 2014, while the “Pearl of the Adriatic” also saw a large growth in visitors from the USA, Spain and Italy – highlighting the cities growing appeal to a worldwide market.
The figures were announced at the Dubrovnik Christmas Reception, which was held at The Queen’s Club in London.
The Dubrovnik Tourist Board showcased traditional Croatian carols, as well as local delicacies and cocktails from the region.
Speaking at the event Romana Vlašić, director of the Dubrovnik Tourist Board, said: “It has been a very successful year for Dubrovnik and the city has shown that it is an appealing destination to guests from around the world. We’re very proud to see that so many travellers from all across the globe are choosing to find out what Dubrovnik has to offer.
“There is plenty to look forward to in the next 12 months as well; Dubrovnik is the home port for Thomson Cruises in 2015 and Thomson has announced new regional flights from the UK to Dubrovnik, including London Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow and Bristol.”
On a visit to Dubrovnik, holidaymakers could explore the wonderful walled town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, stopping by the beautiful Franciscan Monastery as well as designer shops, cafes and restaurants.
Guests could also view the terracotta-topped houses from the top of the cable car, go sea-kayaking along the Dalmatian coastline or enter the world of the popular TV show Game of Thrones on a special walking tour of filming locations.