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The popularity of Croatia sailing holidays follow a rising trend

By Jenny Wilson
on  June 22, 2015

People looking to book Croatia sailing holidays are in good company. The country is one of the five quickest growing destinations for British holidaymakers based on how much they spend.
Croatia - a holiday destination on the rise
New figures just released show that the amount of money spent on bank cards by people enjoying Croatia sailing holidays and other types of trips rose by 57 per cent from 2012 to 2014, highlighting a growing trend for UK tourists to ignore traditional holiday locations in favour of Eastern European hotspots.

The growing trend for sailing holidays in Croatia and general trips to Croatia, Lithuania and Romania are being put down to British people’s desire to explore different places, especially those where their money will go further than in more typical holiday havens. Last year, Romania launched an advertising campaign highlighting the fact that people can pay less for draft beer there than they normally do for water at home.

Croatia was the country, however, that saw the biggest spend by Brits, according to the new Visa Europe study. The summer of 2014 alone saw a total of £18.4 million spent on Visa cards by British people visiting the country.

An increasing number of UK tourists are choosing Croatia not just because of its good value-for-money, however, but also for its historic locations, stunning countryside, spectacular beaches and excellent sailing and leisure opportunities.

The country saw summer spending in its restaurants by visiting UK cardholders increase by 80 per cent between 2012 and 2014, with spending in bars and clubs up by a massive 202 per cent.

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