Great news for Croatia comes from America. Croatia has been recognized as one of the world's top destinations, taking an excellent ninth place in the list of 20 best destinations chosen by readers of the popular American magazine specializing in travel Condé Nast Traveler, or as part of the prestigious Condé Nast Travelers '2021 Readers' Choice Award.
The list is led by Portugal, New Zealand, Japan, Morocco, Sri Lanka, Italy, Iceland and Greece, followed by Croatia and Turkey, Norway, Maldives, Kenya, Ireland, Israel, Australia, Switzerland, Indonesia, Botswana and the Philippines.
"The news that the readers of Condé Nast Traveler have recognized Croatia as one of the most popular countries in the world makes us extremely happy. This is a confirmation of the exceptional reputation of our country among American travel enthusiasts who perceive Croatia as a quality, attractive and safe destination, " said Ina Rodin, director of the CNTB Representation in the US market, adding that this recognition is a great motivation for further positioning Croatia as one of the most popular destinations of Americans.
Let’s add that the Readers ’Choice Awards represent the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry, and are awarded based on the votes of more than 800,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers who submitted responses and ratings based on experience gained while traveling around the world.
"Our country is recording a continuous growth of recognition in the American market, but also in demand. This is confirmed by the tourist turnover realized so far this year, in which American tourists achieved a growth of 454 percent in arrivals and 304 percent in overnight stays compared to the same period last year. We expect the continuation of positive trends in the coming years, during which we will continue to position Croatia as a desirable European tourist destination," said Kristjan Staničić, director of the Croatian National Tourist Board.