According to the research results of the of the world’s largest search engine for renting holiday homes HomeToGo, Croatia took first place on the German market in the list of top 100 most popular tourist destinations in 2021, said the Branch Manager of the Croatian National Tourist Board in Munich, Nera Miličić.
“This year, more than ever, we are looking forward to seeing Croatia at the top of the list of the most popular destinations in Germany. Research from the HomeToGo platform shows how we are recognized as a destination with a top offer of holiday homes, especially those secluded and in nature, which are currently in high demand. Turning to nature is certainly a trend that will remain after the pandemic”, said Miličić.
Let us add that Croatia is at the very top of several lists of the mentioned research, so our country took an excellent second place on the list of most sought-after countries for summer vacation in 2021, as well as on the list of most sought-after countries in 2021. On the above lists, first place is held by Germany, while following Croatia are countries such as Italy, Spain, France, Austria and others. As part of the research, a list of the top 100 destinations for Pentecost was published, on which Croatia ranked a very good fourth, just behind the leading Germany and the regions on the shores of the Baltic and North Seas.
The research is based on 16 million search terms in the HomeToGo search engine, and interestingly, the use of the flexible travel date filters has increased by 600 percent compared to last year. Also, the survey results show that 63 percent of respondents prefer staying in a vacation home, and 71 percent of respondents want to travel by car. As a motive for travel, 63 percent of respondents single out the beach, and 60 percent of them national parks and nature.
“The results of the research are optimistic when we talk about trends from the German market, one of the most important tourist markets for Croatian tourism. However, compliance with all prescribed measures and a good epidemiological situation in the country will be a basic prerequisite for the realization of tourist traffic, both from the German market and from other markets”, concluded the Director of the Croatian National Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić.