The Times & The Sunday Times, one of the most influential newspapers in the UK, has placed Croatia in the top three best destinations in the world. Reaching up to 16 million monthly readers via print and online editions, the winners in this year’s Best Country category were decided by the readers, who also took part in the prize game for exclusive prizes.
Given the current epidemiological situation, the award ceremony was held online and was attended by the Director of the Croatian National Tourist Board Representation in the United Kingdom, Darija Reić.
“With its fantastic tourist offer and tireless promotion, Croatia undoubtedly deserves the title of one of the best countries in the world and we are extremely pleased that the British public has recognized our quality. This success has strengthened Croatia’s position in the UK as a destination of beautiful scenery and diverse, high-quality tourist offer, and we will continue to maintain our reputation in the market through further promotional activities, ” said Reić.
“We are incredibly pleased to receive the news that Croatia has been declared one of the best countries in the world in 2020. After taking the leading position in the Mediterranean this season, according to Eurostat data, this is an additional confirmation of the safe and stable position that our country enjoys on the international market,” said the director of the Croatian National Tourist Board, Kristjan Staničić.
Italy was declared the best country in the world, followed by New Zealand and Croatia. The short list of this year’s nominated countries also included hit destinations such as France, Turkey, the United States, Dubai, Spain, Portugal, Greece, and Thailand.