President of the German Travel Association (DVR) Juergen Buech says Croatia can expect a significant amount of German tourists next season. Buech says that despite the bleak economic outlook for next year, he expects growth in the tourist market with more Germans choosing Croatia as their destination of choice.
Spain still remains Germans favourite destination, followed by Italy and Turkey, but next year tour operators in Germany expect more reservations for other mediterranean countries like Croatia and Montenegro.
2012 saw the amount of German tourists grow by 3 percent, with around 40 million Germans travelling this year. Dubrovnik on Croatia’s southern Adriatic coast has just played host to around 80 German tourist journalists as tour operator Thomas Cook launched its 2013 catalogue.