The awards, which recognizes the best in travel and voted by industry experts, took place at Gotham Hall in New York City on January 23, 2019

NEW YORK, January 30, 2019 ( – Croatia earned silver statuettes in the Best European Destination and Best European Tourism Board categories, as well as a Bronze Award in the Best Destination – Overall category at the prestigious Travvy Awards, held at Gotham Hall, in New York City, during an exciting and elegant event celebrating the travel industry, its professionals and accomplishments. This recognition from the travel industry’s experts, voted by travel agents throughout the country, further validates recent trends that Croatia has become a highly-sought-after destination for the US market. Along with its distinguished peers Croatia, England and Greece were finalists in the Best European Destination and in the running for Best European Tourism Board category was Croatia and Switzerland. In the Best Destination – Overall category, which was between Australia, Barbados, and Croatia, the CNTB secured the Bronze award.


The annual Travvy Awards, known as the Academy Awards of the travel industry and in its fifth year, celebrates the highest standards of excellence in the travel industry by honoring travel companies, travel products, travel agencies, and destinations for outstanding achievement. Suppliers, destinations, and individuals from across the world of travel are eligible to submit their nominations to be considered annually for the honor of being recognized as an innovator in the industry. This year, more than 100,000 votes—the largest voting block of agents in history—were cast to determine the 2019 Travvy Awards winners. These winners were recognized during the awards dinner and presentation attended by the finalists, industry leaders and travel professionals from around the world.


Americans looking for new European destinations have discovered Croatia with its natural beauty, dramatic architecture, ten UNESCO World Heritage Sites and eight magnificent National Parks, stunning Adriatic coastline with more than one thousand islands in crystal-clear blue waters. It is a destination that has been recognized and accepted by the global travel industry, as well as travel enthusiasts. Momentum is expected to continue in 2019 from the US market, as it did from 2013 to 2018. This is evident as the number of arrivals continued to grow in 2018 to a total of 584,275, a 22.4% increase and overnights totaled 1,610,169, a 17.8% increase from 2017 levels.


Travel agents are entrusted with providing the best counsel and guidance for discerning clients, and there is no doubt that these voters have experienced Croatia’s rich history, charming towns, well-preserved culture, award-winning culinary and wine scene, and more importantly, the warmth and hospitality of its people. For more information, a breakdown of categories and to view the full list of winners, please visit


About Croatia

Stretching along the Adriatic Sea, just a stone’s throw from Central Europe, Croatia is a country defined by a rich cultural legacy. Today, history perfectly combines with a youthful spirit and vibrant energy that prove irresistible to those seeking diversity. Breath-taking natural beauty, endless coastlines, diverse gastronomy, adventure, sports, and wellness, can be enjoyed all year round. Whether exploring the old city of Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, island hopping around the Split archipelago, truffle hunting in Istria, paragliding across the Plitvice Lakes, delving into Zagreb’s streets and hidden passages, birdwatching in Kopacki rit, partying the night away at Zrce beach in Novalja or taking time out with the family on Zlatni Rat beach, there truly is something for everyone in Croatia. For more information, visit:


About The Travvy Awards

The annual Travvy Awards, presented by travAlliancemedia, recognize the highest standards of excellence in the travel industry and honor travel companies, travel products, travel agencies and destinations for their outstanding achievement with a prize considered to be the Academy Awards of the travel industry. More than 100,000 votes—cast by the agents who sell the vast majority of these trips to tens of millions of consumers yearly—determined the very best in the travel industry. This represents the largest database of the nation’s foremost leisure-selling, independent travel agents in the country. The selections by agents reflect suppliers and destinations they believe provide the best overall service to their clients. For more information, please visit