Croatia’s Ministry of Tourism has announced plans to implement almost 70 unique projects, focusing on both niche and mainstream tourism trends, diversifying the countries offering yet further in the coming year.

At WTM London 2019, the cities of Rijeka and Zagreb further raised the destination’s profile in the UK. The city of Rijeka, a beacon for tourists in the Kvarner Gulf, will be the Culture Capital of Europe in 2020 while Zagreb offers staggering number of events, festivals and attractions all year round.

Combined with more investment and business travel growth, as well as award winning destinations, new hotels, Michelin starred restaurants and diverse landscapes, Croatia continues to grow as a destination every year.

After receiving the highly coveted title of Culture Capital of Europe from the EU, Rijeka expects to be catapulted into the limelight and welcome over one million visitors in 2020. Rijeka is just part of the extremely diverse Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, which boasts beautiful coastline, cities, and villages.

An historical yacht, transformed into a museum, the famous promenade of Molo Longo, and the historic Shrine of Our Lady of Trsat, dominate the city of Rijeka itself.

Zagreb meanwhile, is Croatia’s cultural metropolis. 2020 will be an exciting year for the city as the country takes its turn to be the seat of the EU presidency. It is also competing for the title of European Green Capital, making the coming year one of great excitement for the country’s capital.

Northern Croatia has received a boost through the establishment of “the Grand Hotel Park”, making the town of Rovinj the luxury hotspot of the Northern Adriatic. Delicious food, local wine and fantastic history combine to make this area a compelling destination for global travellers.