Although they have ranked high on the list of the total tourist arrivals so far, the French will be even more numerous as guests in Croatia from this April.
One of the largest French tour operators in the SPA segment Thalasso N°1 has announced its arrival on the Croatian market in April 2018. The first charter flight to the island of Krk is scheduled for the 13th of April and will continue to operate until October.
Thalasso N°1 has developed a particularly rich production on the Canary Islands, in Italy, Greece, Tunisia, Morocco etc. As from this year, they will expand its operations to Croatia, more precisely, to the Kvarner region.
Considering the fact that Thalasso N°1 is one of few French high-quality tour operators who still have not developed their production in Croatia, and bearing in mind that they are owners of the strong brand Ovoyages, they have also announced to expand its operations to other Croatian regions in the following years.
The main obstacle to even more arrivals of French tourists in Croatia has always lied in the lack of airline connections; however, the solution is on the horizon.
The director of the Croatian Tourist Board in France Danijela Mihalić Đurica announced new regular flights from France to Croatia.
Apart from the introduction of new flights to Split and Dubrovnik, traditionally the most popular destinations among French tourists in Croatia, a new regular flight from Nantes to Pula will be introduced in May 2018, which will surely contribute to the further increase of French arrivals in Istria, Kvarner and continental parts of Croatia.
In addition, last year tourists from France achieved more than 540,000 arrivals (+9%) and a record-breaking number of overnight stays of 2,1 million or 5 percent more in comparison to 2016.