Readers of Conde Nast Traveler Rank Croatia among Top 20 Favorite Countries

Daniela Rogulj

October 8, 2019 – Conde Nast Traveler is one of the most widely read and recognized travel magazines in the world. A mere mention of a country or destination contributes to its popularity and helps to brand it as one of the top travel hotspots around the globe. Fans of Croatia can confirm this.

HRTurizam writes that each year, as part of the Readers’ Choice Awards, Conde Nast readers vote through an online survey for their favorites in categories ranging from best countries and cities to islands, hotels, airlines and cruise companies. More than 600,000 readers took part in this year’s survey, which was held from April 1 to July 30.

While we’re not surprised, readers of the renowned New York travel bible ranked Croatia as the 20th most popular country in the world.

You can see the top 20 countries below

1. Indonesia 92.78

2. Thailand 92.37

3. Portugal 91.94

4. Sri Lanka 91.79

5. South Africa 91.59

6. Peru 91.28

7. Greece 91.18

8. Philippines 90.63

9. Italy 90.62

10. Vietnam 90.46

11. Turkey 90.15

12. Japan 89.74

13. Mexico 89.7

14. Tanzania 89.62

15. Israel 89.54

16. Colombia 89.41

17. New Zealand 89.11

18. Ireland 89.08

19. Cambodia 89.03

20. Croatia 88.83

You might recall that just last month, the same magazine named Croatia one of the 40 most beautiful countries in the world

“Poised between the Balkans and central Europe, Croatia is a land of limestone caves, undulating fields, and white pebble beaches. The country’s most famous waters are found inland at the Plitvice Lakes National Park, a system of waterfalls, caves, and 16 terraced lakes that cover the entire blue-green color spectrum. The Adriatic Sea coast is truly unrivaled, speckled with more than 1,000 islands surrounded by impossibly clear water. The Dinaric Alps provide even more sublime views and help contribute to Croatia’s overall landscape—the craggy peaks and caverns near the coast transition to rolling farmland in the northeast Hrvatsko Zagorje region,” Conde Nast wrote on September 11, 2019. 

“Choosing Croatia as one of the top tourist destinations in the world is the latest in a series of confirmations that our country enjoys the status of a top-rated and fast-growing destination in the large and crucial American market. This, in addition to numerous awards and recognitions, is confirmed by the tourist turnover achieved so far this year, in which American tourists achieved almost 600,000 arrivals and more than 1.6 million overnights, which represents a growth of 12 percent compared to the same period last year, ” Croatian Tourist Board director Kristjan Stanicic said, emphasizing that when it comes to distant markets, the largest turnover in Croatia comes from the US.

In addition to publishing the results on the web, they will also be published in the print version of the magazine in the US and UK.

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