Croatia's increasing popularity with the UK market is further boosted with the announcement of new flights from Scotland for 2013.
Strong interest in Croatian tourism from the UK market shows no sign of abating, and airlines are responding, with Jet2.com the latest carrier to announce a new route to the Adriatic coast from Scotland on October 16, 2012, according to an official press release on its website.
The low-cost carrier, which has expanded into the Croatian market in recent years, will be offering a Tuesday connection from Glasgow to Pula from June 17 to September 22, 2013. The announcement comes shortly after easyJet confirmed two flights a week from Edinburgh to Dubrovnik from May 7 to September 7, with the possibility of an extension on this schedule.
The Croatian coast was once the second most popular destination for British tourists after Spain, with the majority of the 440,000 tourists to former Yugoslavia heading for resorts such as Dubrovnik, Hvar and Makarska, until regional conflict interrupted the status quo.
Croatia has made impressive strides recovering from the conflict, and it is slowly establishing itself as a hip destination with its combination of sun, beaches, night life, gastronomy and culture. Its scheduled entry into the European Union on July 1, 2013 should further assist its efforts to attract tourism from EU countries.