Published on : Thursday, August 17, 2017
Croatia continues to wow travel enthusiasts and recognition from the travel industry. The international luxury travel network, Virtuoso, announced the winners of this year’s coveted 2017 Virtuoso Alliances, and honored its Director for North America markets, Ms. Ina Rodin, as Ambassador of the Year.
Ms. Rodin received its award on August 13, 2017 at The Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas during the 29th annual Virtuoso Travel Week conference.
Situated along the beautiful Adriatic Sea, Croatia’s spectacular 3,625 miles of coastline dotted by more one thousand islands with endless crystal-clear blue waters have captivated visitors from near and far. The country continues to gain the attention of many U.S. travelers thanks to HBO’s blockbuster epic fantasy series Game of Thrones, which has catapulted Dubrovnik on the map, as the setting for King’s Landing.
However, visitors who come in Croatia quickly realize that there is much more to the amazing country than just a film set. The country continues to attract visitors with its diverse tourism offerings, rich history, charming towns, well-preserved culture, award-winning culinary and wine scene, and of course, the warm hospitality of its people.
Croatia’s natural beauty, dramatic architecture, eight UNESCO World Heritage sites, eight National Parks and eleven Parks of Nature make it the perfect destination for those seeking the ultimate vacation experience. From January to July in 2017, the country has seen 265,396 arrivals from the U.S. market, which is an increase of +34%. In addition, there have been 767,818 overnights, which is an increase of +35%. This upward trend is expected for the rest of 2017.
Ina Rodin, Croatian National Tourist Office’s Director North America, said, “I am honored to be recognized by Virtuoso as its 2017 Ambassador of the Year. We have put a tremendous amount of energy into promoting the richness of Croatia’s tourism offerings in the hopes of inspiring U.S. travelers to visit the country. I am humbled to know that our efforts are being recognized by an industry partner such as Virtuoso and that there is continued demand from the travel industry and increased interest from the U.S. market.”