Croatia Named in New York Times Top 5 Hottest Destinations for Summer

By , 13 Jun 2017, 23:50 PM Travel

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Here we go again…

Summer travel is on the rise in the United States, and the New York Times has shared some rather convincing data on why and where Americans are traveling in their trending travel story titled “For Summer, Five Hot Destinations,” published on June 8, 2017.

American Express Travel, a leisure travel network, is up 26 percent on international airfare bookings, and travel networks and companies are recording anywhere between a 10-20 percent increase in bookings for travel this summer. So, what's going on?

Perhaps Americans are traveling more than they did in 2016 because of the heated presidential election, suggests NYT, but we’re curious, of course, to find out where exactly they're going this summer.

Sure enough, they're coming to Croatia - one of five places to make the top five hottest destinations this summer. 

NYT reports:

"Indagare has a 30 percent increase in trip bookings to Croatia for travel this summer, compared with summer 2016, and Expedia.com has seen air ticket demand to the country double from last summer. Mr. Alexander of Protravel International said that he has planned several dozen private trips to Croatia for travel this summer — the most he has ever done. The country has a multifaceted appeal as a vacation destination, he said. “The beaches are fantastic, the food is delicious, and there’s culture and history,” he said.

In addition, Mr. Alexander said that many of his clients who are headed to Croatia in the coming months have told him that, at a time when terrorist attacks around the world seem to be increasingly commonplace, Croatia is perceived as being “safe.”

You can find all five hot summer destinations in the full article here

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