Friday, 20 August 2021

Dutch Market Reaches 780 Percent More Arrivals in Croatia So Far in August

August 20, 2021 - The extensive number of routes and flights connecting the Netherlands and Croatia have enabled the Dutch market to reach impressive numbers of arrivals and stays this summer.

Among the foreign markets with the largest tourist turnover in August, along with Germany, Slovenia, Poland, Austria, and the Czech Republic, is the market of the Netherlands with more than 116 thousand arrivals and more than 852 thousand overnight stays, which compared to the same period last August growth of 780 percent in arrivals and 643 percent in overnight stays.

The current course of the season from the Dutch market was also commented on by the director of the CNTB Representation for the Benelux countries, Ivan Novak, who said that the announcements for the rest of the summer were very good. "The Netherlands has never in its history had more airlines to Croatia. For example, six airlines operate daily to Split alone, KLM has introduced a new route to Dubrovnik, while Ryanair flies from Eindhoven and Maastricht to Zadar alongside existing Transavia, Easyjet, and Croatia Airlines routes. A novelty this year is that Ryanair will fly from Eindhoven to Zagreb from December, which will make Croatia even more accessible to guests from the Benelux countries throughout the year. We believe that the rest of the season will go according to expectations and that we will get even closer to the results achieved in 2019, "concluded Novak.

The CNTB adds that Dutch journalist Jaan Juriaan Teuling is staying in Croatia, who will visit the Split-Dalmatia and Dubrovnik-Neretva counties in the coming days, organized by the Croatian Tourist Board and with the support of the tourist board system, such as those from Trogir, Split, Hvar, Korcula, Dubrovnik and Cavtat, and the city of Zagreb and its surroundings.

The focus of the trip is on the total tourist offer of these destinations, and the materials will be published in a special weekend issue of the daily FD Persoonlijk, which has a circulation of 150,000 and whose readers are primarily Dutch entrepreneurs and businessmen among the highest incomes in the country, as well as in KLM's inflight magazines, Flying Dutchman magazine, which has a circulation of over 180,000 copies, and Holland Herald magazine, which has a circulation of over 100,000 copies.

"The Dutch market is traditionally among the top 10 markets with the highest tourist turnover, and when we compare the figures from August this year with the same period in August, a record 2019, we achieved 8 percent more arrivals and 92 percent of results in overnight stays. From accommodation, the Dutch still most often choose camps in which they realized more than 506 thousand overnight stays in August, and so far this year they have realized more than 880 thousand overnight stays in camps", said the director of the Croatian National Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić, adding that the most overnight stays by Dutch tourists are realized in household facilities and hotels.

During September and October, Croatia will host representatives of one of the most widely read media in the Netherlands, and a reality show will be filmed in our country. According to the CNTB, the show Expeditie Robinson, a version of the popular show "Survivor", filmed this spring in Zadar County, will soon start broadcasting and is expected to be watched by about 1.5 million viewers.

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Wednesday, 22 July 2020

Coronavirus: Netherlands Puts Croatia on Orange List, Dutch Warned Against Travel

Travel agencies are now collecting data on Dutch tourists holidaying in Croatia as the country places Croatia on its 'orange list' following a surge in new cases of infection with the new coronavirus.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes on the 22nd of July, 2020, Dutch nationals spending their holidays in Croatia are now being advised to return to their country immediately, and everyone else has been warned against travel, being told that they should travel to Croatia only if it is absolutely necessary. Upon their return to the Netherlands, fourteen-day isolation is strongly recommended, according to a report from Večernji list.

The Dutch foreign ministry has, as stated, issued an orange warning for the Republic of Croatia over the deteriorating epidemiological situation and the increase in coronavirus infections. Travel agencies are now collecting data on Dutch tourists currently staying in Croatia, and the ANVR sector association estimates that there are thousands of them.

Those tourists who have paid for package deals will be returned to the Netherlands by the responsible travel agencies with whom said deals were booked.

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Monday, 27 March 2017

Thomas Cook Netherlands Introduces Tour Operator Program, Charter Flight to Split

For the 2017 summer season, Split Airport has announced 55 airlines from European countries.