The Pearl of the Adriatic

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik, Croatia

This is the name often given to Dubrovnik in Croatia, one of the destinations that Brits that enthusiastically headed for this year.

Croatia has been one of the big success stories in attracting us to visit them and now that the city of Dubrovnik has released its own figures, it shows that more of us visited the destination than ever before.

Visitor numbers were up by 15% from the UK whereas the average increase was 12%. Most destinations would be happy with the average (probably be about a 3-4% increase this year taking the world as a whole) so to hit 15% is very impressive. And that comes on the back of increases last year, and the year, before that were above average as well.

Romana Vlašić, Director of the Dubrovnik Tourist Board says that 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,”  he added.

The tourist board suggests that, on a visit to Dubrovnik, holidaymakers could explore the 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.

Foodie lovers will also have plenty to whet the appetite in 2015 with a new gastronomy festival announced for the end of October, The Good Food Festival, while Dubrovnik Festiwine will return in April for its second annual celebration, featuring wine from delicious winemakers from the Dubrovnik-Neretva.

For more about Dubrovnik, click here.

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