Croatia has registered 20% more tourists compared to this time last year and the country is on pace to break last year's 18.5 million tourists record. As Croatia registers another outstanding summer season, Olive Tree Escapes, a Chicago-based bespoke luxury travel company, can attest to this increase with a significant uptick in requests from its US clients already, and explains why it continues to be a sold-out summer destination.
"Croatia has been constantly evolving to both attract and welcome new travelers without losing its authenticity," explains Maja Gudelj, Senior Director of Croatia Travel at Olive Tree Escapes. "Travelers love the feel of Croatia and the warmth of its people. It's a destination that surprises everywhere you look."
Why has Croatia become so popular in recent years? What exactly is it about this country that has travelers so interested? Olive Tree Escapes is helping clients discover the beauty and richness that has always been Croatia. For OTE, Croatia's key selling points are:
- Gourmet food and wine
- 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
- 8 national parks
- More than 3,000 miles of coastline
- Over 1,000 islands
- Filming locations of popular TV series and cinema (Game of Thrones, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again)
- World renowned nightlife
Also, Croatia's convenient size makes it easy to incorporate many of these unique experiences in one trip.
Photo: Stiniva Bay in Vis, Croatia