In terms of tourism, Croatia is best known for its coastal destinations; however, the continental ones do not lag behind them anymore. The popular Art&Spa centre in the Hrvatsko Zagorje region is one of them.
In the first two months of 2017, the Croatian spa centre Terme Tuhelj recorded around 20,000 overnight stays and placed on the TOP 10 most visited destinations in Croatia in that period. This positive trend is expected to continue in the rest of the year with encouraging indicators from both foreign and domestic tourists.
Noting that the tourist season at Terme Tuhelj lasts throughout the whole year, from the spa centre point out that they are very satisfied with the achieved results in the first two months of 2017 which put them side by side with popular Croatia's destinations such as Dubrovnik, Opatija, Rovinj, Umag, Split, Porec, Zadar, and Zagreb, which placed as the first on the list in terms of tourist traffic.
''Out of the total number of 20,400 overnight stays, most were realized by domestic guests (12,100), mainly in hotels and other accommodation spa centre facilities. Thus, we are among the TOP 10 destinations in Croatia in terms of hotel tourist traffic in the first two months of 2017'', Terme Tuhelj presented data from the eVisitor system.
Thanks to the increased activities on foreign markets for this year, apart from an increase in arrivals and overnight stays of domestic tourists, Terme Tuhelj expects growth from foreign markets as well. Furthermore, apart from the investment in the development of spa services and in education of employees, Terme Tuhelj has been working on the improvement of their congress offer, which has resulted in the continuous increase in the number of congresses and business guests.
''Bearing in mind that experiences and emotions are among the most important topics in tourism, this year we are also planning investments with emphasis on pools with thermal water in order to popularize natural wellness'', said Terme Tuhelj.