According to the results of the research of the world's largest search engine for renting holiday homes HomeToGo, Croatia took first place on the German market in the list of top 100 most popular tourist destinations in 2021, said the head of the Croatian Tourist Board in Munich, Nera Milicic.
"This year, more than ever, I am looking forward to seeing Croatia at the top of the list of the most popular destinations in Germany. Research from the HomeToGo platform shows how we are recognized as a destination with a top offer of holiday homes, especially those in seclusion and in nature, which are currently in high demand. Turning to nature is certainly a trend that will remain after the pandemic," said Milicic.
The research is based on 16 million search terms in the HomeToGo search engine, and interestingly, the application of flexible travel date filters has increased by 600 percent compared to last year. Also, the survey results show that 63 percent of respondents prefer staying in a vacation home, and 71 percent of respondents want to travel by car. As a motive for travel, 63 percent of respondents single out the beach, and 60 percent of them national parks and nature.
"The results of the research are optimistic when we talk about trends from the German market, otherwise the most important tourist market for Croatian tourism. However, compliance with all prescribed measures and a good epidemiological situation in the country will be a basic prerequisite for the realization of tourist traffic, both from the German market and from other markets, "concluded the director of the Croatian Tourist Board, Kristjan Stanicic.