Croatia sees record number of visitors

European hotspot Croatia has seen record visitor numbers for the first 6 months of 2012 according to official figures just released. The figures show that arrivals from the UK are up a whopping 25% compared to the same first 6 months in 2011 which is very promising for the emerging destination. This is thought to have been helped by a number of new flight routes that have been launched form the UK to Croatia from Ryanair and British Airways. A celebrity endorsement doesn’t harm a country’s reputation either and as Beyonce and Jay-Z were spotted holidaying in Croatia last summer, the country’s profile has increased dramatically. If you would like to visit the country for yourself, why not take a look at the range of river cruises in Europe that we offer that make a stop here. Image credit: Sean MacEntee