The luxury travel network for travel agencies, Virtuoso, conducted this year as well the traditional survey among its members, the “Virtuoso Luxe Report”.
According to the results of the survey for 2019, Croatia has been included among the top 10 destinations in as many as three categories. Croatia won second place in the category of top emerging destinations, sixth in the category of top Millennial destinations, i.e. young travelers, and a fantastic eighth place in the category of top global destinations!
“The U.S. market for Croatian tourism represents one of the leading long-distance markets from which we have achieved so far this year approximately 570 thousand arrivals and 1.6 million overnight stays, which if compared with the same period last year, represents a growth of 23%. Therefore, these results make us even more happy because they confirm the excellent status Croatia has in the large American market”, stated the Director of the Croatian National Tourist board Kristjan Staničić, and added that the focus of activities in the following period will be further strengthening of air transportation to make Croatia even more accessible to American tourists.
Ina Rodin, the Director of the Representative Office of the CNTB in New York, also commented the report. “The results achieved within the Virtuoso report are a consequence of hard work and effort invested by all tourist operators in the overall Croatian tourism offer and its promotion. We are extremely happy that our work and progress is recognised by the Virtuoso members, the large world network that has a strong impact on overall tourist flows”, stated Rodin.
Virtuoso ® Luxe Report presents an annual report based on a survey conducted among the world’s travel agencies and their advisors who are members of Virtuoso.
The 2019 report predicts new travel trends according to current and predicted bookings. Virtuoso is a network with more than 17,500 travel advisors in more than 1,000 travel agencies around the world, and they have contracts with world’s exclusive and leading hotels, resorts, health resorts, cruise and other tourist companies.