Whether it’s the game of Thrones effect or the amount of international press that Dubrovnik is receiving seems to be unsure but over the past few years American tourists have discovered the city and are turning up in ever increasing numbers. According to information just released from the Dubrovnik – Neretva County an impressive 95,000 Americans have visited the county in the first from the beginning of the year until the end of August.
Last year was a record year for American tourists but 2017 looks set to smash that record. Compared to 2016 there have been almost 30,000 more American tourists in Dubrovnik, an increase of 38 percent, making US tourists the third most numerous in terms of nationality. These figures are even more impressive when you take into account that there are no direct flights between the US and Dubrovnik, or even between the US and Croatia.
The most numerous tourists in the Dubrovnik – Neretva County in the first eight months of this year were from the UK, followed by guests from France and then the US. In August there were a total of 399,518 tourists in the county which is an increase of 7 percent over August 2016.