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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  • There is a traffic ban on freight vehicles heavier than 7,5 t on most Croatian state roads leading to the coast and in Istria, except on the DC1 Karlovac-Knin-Sinj: -on Friday, 23 June, 3pm-11pm -on Saturday, 24 June, 4am-11pm -on Sunday, 25 June, noon-11pm. One lane is free only on the following sections of the motorways:-A1 Zagreb-Split-Dubrovnik at Pirovac junction in direction Zagreb; -A2 Zagreb-Macelj between Sveti Križ Začretje and Krapina junctions 38th-41st km in both directions; -A3 Bregana-Lipovac between Kutina and Novska junctions 120th-127th km in direction Lipovac; -A4 Zagreb-Goričan - traffic is suspended in the entrance lane of Kraljevečki Novaki from direction Sesvete and Dugo Selo towards Ivanja Reka junction, there is a local detour; in the roadwork area traffic is flowing in reduced lanes. Sections of the roads closed due to roadworks: -on the DC1 state road in Lučko (Zagreb); -on the DC8 Adriatic road at Posedarje; -on the DC6 state road, section Glina-Dvor border crossing; -on the DC502 Smičić-Pridraga state road. Traffic is regulated by traffic signals/one road lane is free only:-on the DC1 state road in Knin until 14 July; -on the DC1 state road at Mostanje and on the section Sučević-Otrić. -on the DC8 Adriatic road on the section Zaton Doli-Bistrina; -on the DC66 Pula-Most Raša state road.
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