The first sign that Croatian tourism is to benefit from Russia’s aversion to Turkey and Egypt?
It is a golden opportunity, one there for the taking. With some 5.9 million Russian tourists to Turkey and Egypt last year now looking for other destinations due to recent political and terrorist events, Croatia is in a prime position to appeal to the Russian tourism market, and as Aerocroatia reports on February 7, 2016, Russian airline S7 Airlines is increasing its Croatia presence in the Croatian market.
The biggest winner is Dubrovnik, which will now have two flights a week from last years’s one, starting earlier and finishing later. Split and Pula will have the same number of weekly rotations, but they too will have a longer season. Timetable below.
TCN’s man in Moscow Slobodan Kadic recently interviewed the Croatian National Tourist Board director in Moscow, an interview you can read here.