Russian Tourists Advised to Book Early for Croatia

By 25 January 2018

ZAGREB, January 25, 2018 - Russian tour operators are recommending early bookings for summer holidays in Croatia.

"If you don't take care of your accommodation in time, you won't be able to book a desired hotel. Package deals currently on sale are until mid-August and tourists are actively using the early booking option," Irina Turina, spokeswoman for the Russian Travel Industry Union, told Interfax news agency.

She said there would be more flights to Croatia this year. In addition to the existing direct Aeroflot flights from Moscow to Zagreb, Pula, Split and Dubrovnik, Siberia Airlines plans to launch a flight service from Saint Petersburg.

Last year 130,000 Russian tourists visited Croatia, 10 percent more than in 2016, and this year their number is expected to increase by 10-12 percent to 150,000.