A new video from the Croatian National Tourist Board highlights the country’s December tourism showpiece – Advent in Zagreb.
The beaches may be empty and the pristine Adriatic too cold for the more discerning bather, but tourism in Croatia continues throughout the year, with the December focus being largely on the capital city of Zagreb, as the Croatian National Tourist Board released its latest video on December 2, 2015, named simply ‘Advent in Zagreb’.
A relatively new tourism initiative, Advent in Zagreb is fast gaining in popularity, both locally and internationally, and organisers were given a boost last month, as website European Best Destinations included Zagreb as one of Europe’s top Christmas destinations.
“This year, we also expect tourism to grow in Zagreb during December. We know that the guests liked what they saw and experienced during the last Advent, and we believe we are going to have even more tourists, especially from neighboring countries and those countries which have direct flights to Zagreb. In addition to them, we expect journalists and tourist agents from Malaysia, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, USA, France, Russia and the Czech Republic”, said Zagreb Tourist Board director Martina Bienenfeld.
During the first ten months of this year, Zagreb recorded an increase of 12 percent in the number of arrivals and overnight stays compared to last year, with more than 889,000 arrivals and 1,530,000 overnight stays. “With such figures, in just ten months we have almost achieved the same results as in the whole of last year. If all goes well, we expect further good results in the future and even stronger positioning of Zagreb on the tourist map of Europe and the world”, Bienenfeld concluded.