At the leading travel exhibition in the world, the World Travel Market in London, the Dubrovnik Tourist Board, as one of the co-exhibitors at the booth of the Croatian National Tourist Board, presents the tourist offer of the city in which the British market has been at the forefront of tourism for years.
In addition to this presentation, the Dubrovnik Tourist Board held a series of meetings with WTM with British tour operators, airlines and representatives of significant media. One of the highlights of the meeting with the popular British airline, Jet2com, was that the airline announced a 6 percent increase in the number of direct flights to Dubrovnik for next season from nine UK airports. Jet2com will start flying to the southernmost airport in early April, and have significantly increased flights in the pre-season with a 17 percent increase in April. The Dubrovnik Tourist Board has agreed with Jet2com a joint online campaign for February and March to place particular emphasis on pre-season events.
Romana Vlasic, Director of the Dubrovnik Tourist Board, meeting with UK travel agents
There was also a meeting with British Airways regarding the winter flight schedule and a joint marketing campaign to promote Dubrovnik in the winter. For the next summer season Britain’s flagship airline will increase the number of weekly flights to Dubrovnik by two, from the current ten flights a week to twelve flights a week. During this winter British Airways will fly three times a week from Dubrovnik to London, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. British Airways representatives expressed their satisfaction with the cooperation with the Dubrovnik Tourist Board over the past few years and emphasized that this cooperation was a key basis for the development of the program and the further planning of the flight from London to Dubrovnik.
During the first ten months of 2019, there were 196,331 visitors from the United Kingdom, 6 percent more than last year, with 911,413 overnight stays or 3 percent more.
The Dubrovnik Tourist Board added that according to the information from British partners, Brexit is not expected to influence bookings for Dubrovnik and Croatia, and as for Dubrovnik itself, they expect a moderate increase in tourist traffic in 2020.