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Croatia popularity 'soaring' among UK holidaymakers

26 January 2009 11:25

Croatia popularity 'soaring' among UK holidaymakers

Britons booking their holidays and travel insurance deals for the coming months are increasingly considering a trip to Croatia, according to reports.

Unsurprisingly the Croatian National Tourist Office is championing the location as an upcoming destination for British travellers, but statistics revealing almost 11 million tourists visited the country in 11 months last year make compelling reading.

A spokesperson for the tourism board explained that some 275,000 holidaymakers heading to Croatia and the Dalmatian Coast in 2007 were British, while the country boasts 150 tours operators bringing in travellers.

"It is very popular all over, up north from Rijeka, down south to Dubrovnik," the spokesperson explained.

"We've got over 1,000 islands; the very popular ones are Korcula, Krk, Cres, Losinj… Our coastline is very dense with over 1,000 islands, of those 65 are populated and connected very well with the mainland."

And he added that, of the 150 tour operators who operate trips to Croatia, many specialise in sailing holidays.

However, experts urge anyone thinking of travelling overseas and taking part in any kinds of sports or activities to make sure they have appropriate activity travel insurance to cover them, in case anything goes wrong.