Dubrovnik as a future destination for tourists is currently being exhibited at one of the most important travel shows in the world, The New York Times Travel show.
From January the 26th to the 28th of January the tourist board of the Dubrovnik – Neretva County will present the region to a host of travel professionals and members of the public in the centre of New York. This is the fifth consecutive time that the tourist board has been present at this show and is combining a stand with the Croatian National Tourist Board.
Busy first day of travel show - Photo New York Times Travel Show
The first day of the fair was intended solely for tourism professionals and included a wide range of seminars on the latest tourist products, information on destinations and travel trends. The other two days are open to the public and professionals alike. This year’s New York Times Travel Show includes 569 exhibitors from 170 countries.
Mainly thanks to the globally popular film and TV productions, such as Star Wars, Game of Thrones and Robin Hood, Dubrovnik has become an “in” destination for American tourists. In 2017 there were 134,670 US tourists in Dubrovnik which is a massive 38 percent increase over the previous year. And this number is even more impressive when you take into account that there are no direct flights between the US and Croatia.