There was a strong Central Dalmatian official tourism presence at this month’s New York Times Travel Show, with both Central Dalmatia director Josko Stella and Split Tourist Board director Alijana Vuksic in attendance to build on the impressive gains already made in this lucrative market for Croatia.
And the sunny Adriatic coast was a total hit.
“The presentation of the Croatian tourism offer at the New York Times Travel Show is of strategic importance, especially if we know that the US market for Croatia is one of the most important far-reaching markets from which we generate the largest tourist traffic. The continuation of American Airlines flights from Philadelphia to Dubrovnik will further boost US tourist traffic this year, and the ultimate goal we are intensively working on is stronger US-Croatia air connectivity,” said national tourist board director Kristijan Stanicic, who also explained that last year over 655 thousand arrivals and more than 1.8 million overnight stays were created by American tourists, 12 percent up on 2019.
A significant number of these high-spending American tourists came to Central Dalmatia, with 105,000 in Split alone, the largest number of foreign tourists from one country. With the success of the New York Travel Show, that number looks set to increase in 2020.
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