CROATIA: let’s get ready for 2020.

As Croatia has 40% of the world charter fleet, there are always new things coming up about the Croatian market from world tourists, as well as US tourists.

Latest statistics show many interesting things. These can help you decide whether exploring new wealthy markets is the next step for your business strategy. As the United States is a HUGE market, let’s look at some numbers.

Did you know that the number of US visitors in Croatia has been in constant growth since 2010? 8 years in a row already, and the start of 2019 has been better than in 2018.

How many of the US visitors went sailing in Croatia? Were they one-day sailing trips, one-week sailing trips, or even longer, the numbers from the Croatian Statistics Office are here:

One of the main factors on deciding whether to come to Croatia for holidays (from the USA) is flight accessibility – US cities are being directly connected with Croatian cities more and more. In 2018 there were direct flights from Charleston to Split, 2019 will connect Dubrovnik and Philadelphia. More low-cost flights are also coming to Croatia from main airport hubs such as Frankfurt, London, Paris, Munich… flights are no longer a problem! 2020 will for sure bring more connections.

Europe is still the main region for US tourists to visit overseas – but did you know that predictions for 2019 say that Croatia will be the most popular fastest emerging destination for US visitors, followed by Iceland and Slovenia! Croatia is offering US tourists many things to do and see!

How much do US citizens really know and hear about Croatia? Sailing in Croatia is becoming a HOT topic in various newspapers, magazines, business and lifestyle media such as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Travel + Leisure, Departures, Conde Nast Traveler, National Geographic, Afar, Financial Times, TravelPulse… They are already well informed about its beauties and sailing areas, they just need that final push and link to get here.


Season 2019 is just about to begin – start early by booking your 2020 season with new markets, no discounts, and make your season longer!

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*All statistics are taken from HTZ

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