What are the Croatia travel experiences Americans are looking for in Croatia? A new survey reveals all.
One of the highlights of this week’s Days of Croatian Tourism on Hvar, which finished on October 25, 2018, was a presentation from Al Merschen of Myriad Marketing, on the results of a detailed survey of wealthy American tourists and their potential interest in visiting Croatia. Among the various results of the survey which were covered in Merschen’s presentation (an overview of which you can read here), he revealed the top 11 things Americans want to experience when visiting Croatia. In descending order…
11. Croatia Travel Experience – Olive Oil Factories
They say a fish in Dalmatia swims three times in its life – firstly in the sea, then in olive oil during preparation, and finally in excellent Dalmatian wine. It is one way to enjoy three of the main attractions of life in Dalmatia. Croatian olive oil is EXCELLENT, among the best in the world, and it is little surprise that it is on the list of American desired experiences in Croatia. The next step to aid that process would be to build an online resource to facilitate tourism interest in olive oil.
10. Croatia Travel Experience – Zagreb Christmas
A lesson for all in tourism worldwide – how to create a new product in a successful tourism country, far away from its main attractions – the coast and in summer – and within just a few years become the 10th most sought-after experience. Advent in Zagreb has been voted the best Christmas marketplace for three years in a row. A wonderful time to visit Croatia. Here is the TCN guide to Advent in Zagreb 2017.
9. Croatia Travel Experience – Korcula Island
The birthplace of Marco Polo and also the 2018 Best Destination in Croatia, according to the annual Vecernji List Tourist Patrol. Thinking of visiting? Here are 25 things to know about Korcula.
8. Croatia Travel Experience – Hvar Island
And if you are looking to combine as many of these Croatia travel experiences as possible, you are in luck – the island of Hvar is just a short catamaran journey from Korcula. Hvar, which is celebrating 150 years of organised tourism in Europe this year, is also home to the most island sun in Europe, the oldest public theatre in Europe, and the most UNESCO heritage of any island in the world. Here are 25 things to know about Hvar.
7. Croatia Travel Experience – Game of Thrones Sites
Croatia is popular for so many reasons these days, but there has been a real surge of interest in recent years from the hit HBO series Games of Thrones, which was filmed in various locations in Croatia. Learn more about the top 5 Game of Thrones tours in Croatia.
6. Croatia Travel Experience – Art Museums
Did you know that Zagreb has more museums per square kilometre than any city in the world? Allegedly, and many of which are art museums. Good news for our American guests, as Art Museums features high on the list of desired things to do.
5. Croatia Travel Experience – Wineries and Vineyards
What to say? Croatian wine is fantastic! With more than 130 indigenous varieties, including the original Zinfandel, Croatian wine is so good TCN built an entire website to celebrate it. Learn all about Croatian wine on the TCN Total Croatia Wine website.
4. Croatia Travel Experience – The Blue Cave
The Blue Cave on Bisevo – one of the great natural tourist attractions in Croatia. Located close to the island of Vis, the Blue Cave tour has become insanely popular in recent years. Here are some things you need to know if you are planning a visit to the Blue Cave.
3. Croatia Travel Experience – National Parks
More than 10% of Croatia is covered by national parks and nature parks. Visit them, they are amazing. UNESCO World Heritage Site Plitvice Lakes, above, is magnificent in different ways all four seasons of the year.
2. Croatia Travel Experience – The Old Walls of Dubrovnik
With more than a million people a year now walking the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the old walls of Dubrovnik, the walls were popular enough. Then came Game of Thrones and Kings Landing – no wonder the walls of Dubrovnik are almost at the top of the list. There is plenty more to do in Dubrovnik once you have finished a stroll around the walls – 25 things to know about Dubrovnik.
(Photo credit Igor Tomjenlovic)
1. Croatia Travel Experience – The Dalmatian Coast
And, with such a high quality of places to visit and things to experience, what could possibly be the most desirable experience for American tourists in Croatia? Why, heaven of course – the Dalmatian coast.
To learn more about Al Menschen’s presentation on American tourism interest in Croatia, click here.