According to the Croatian National Tourist Board, the country had 4.4 million overnight stays in June, an increase of more than 80 percent over the previous year’s figures. Croatia has once again opened its doors to U.S. travelers who match the entrance requirements, prompting Aventura World to expand its product offerings in the country, renowned as “The Pearl of the Adriatic.”
“We continue seeing that as vaccinations become more and more readily available, leisure travelers are eager to take a long-awaited getaway to new international destinations. That said, we have seen that Croatia has become a popular choice above many other European destinations with its many outdoor friendly activities, adherence to prescribed COVID measures, and well-defined entry guidelines that give travelers peace of mind“Ian Scott, President of Aventura World.
Ian Scott, president of Aventura World, came to Croatia to meet with leading tourist organizations, including industry leader Katarina Hauptfeld of Katarina Lines, one of the country’s finest destination management companies and cruise operators, in order to meet this considerable increase in demand.
“Demand for travel to Croatia is surging. June and July marked record growth and hoteliers are saying that August is sold out. The aim, of course is for this positive increase to continue driving the tourism recovery ongoing, while keeping the country safe for travelers and residents.”Katarina Hauptfeld of Katarina Lines
Aventura World offers a 9-day/7-night The Best of Croatia and the Dalmatian Coast tour, which includes Zagreb, Split, Plitvice Lakes, and Dubrovnik. The opportunity to tour Zagreb, Croatia’s capital city, and enjoy its culture, arts, music, architecture, history, and gastronomy; excursions to UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Dubrovnik, Trogir, and Split; and an exploration of Montenegro and visit to the Bay of Kotor are among the highlights of this experiential group travel program in Croatia.
This unique holiday also includes visits to a real Dalmatian village, an exploration of the ancient Ottoman city of Mostar, and a visit to Plitvice Lakes National Park. Guests who prefer to extend their journey to Slovenia can visit the Alpine resort of Bled with its beautiful Lake, discover the beauty of Ljubljana, Slovenia’s quaint capital city, and marvel at the underground cave systems of Postojna before returning home.
Tourists must submit either a negative COVID-19 test taken less than 48 hours before arrival, a vaccination certificate demonstrating full vaccination status, or a certificate proving recovery from a COVID-19 illness, according to Croatia’s current entry criteria.