LONDON, May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
UK tour operator, Cosmos Holidays has announced that record numbers of holidaymakers are travelling to Croatia this summer, after their 4,000th customer booked a holiday to this popular destination. The wide choice of flights from 3 UK airports and different styles of accommodation appeals to those wanting weekend breaks, beach stays or twin- centre holidays to explore the area.
Phil Boggan, Cosmos' Director of Product commented: "Since the launch of summer '12, there has been incredible growth as we have expanded and diversified the programme to meet demand. We have broadened our product range to include more of the Croatian islands, lesser known resorts of Budva and Becici in Montenegro, and expanded the choice of hotels in the most popular resorts along the Dalmatian Coast. Our sales to Croatia have quadrupled year-on-year as we benefit from the key changes to our flying programme as well as the wider variety of hotels and apartments we have introduced to cater for couples, families and weekenders."
Sometimes known as the 'Pearl of the Adriatic', visitors to Dubrovnik are greeted by the clear blue crystal waters and a stunning rocky coastline. Only 2.5 hours flying time from the UK, this stunning area of natural beauty is close enough for a weekend city break but offers enough history, diverse landscape and culinary delights to fill a 3 week adventure!
Dubrovnik's ancient city walls which were constructed between the 12th and 17th centuries offer the best view point to see the whole town with its bright orange rooftops typical of the region. Or by night, the real heart and soul of the city truly shines through and visitors can enjoy the local food, wine and music with so many different tastes catered for. With so many European influences, it is not surprising how many different cuisines are on offer but Italian is very popular with gelato, pizza, pasta widely available. Families can head to the museum and fortress on Mount Srd, take the kids to visit the aquarium or the natural history museum.
After the city, visitors can head out to the picturesque outlying islands of Lokrum, Lopud, Mijet - all easily achievable in a day! Enjoy a twin-centre package holiday in Dubrovnik as well as Montenegro to enjoy the beautiful sandy beaches.
Croatia's staggering 5,835km of coastline is made up of spectacular rocky cliffs and sandy beaches and this makes it so popular with the UK package holiday market. Add to that the delicious Mediterranean-style food and historic sites and Croatia is the ideal family package holiday.
With all this to enjoy, plus the latest resorts available from Cosmos, it's no wonder customers are flocking to book their holidays to Croatia with Cosmos. Other parts of the business have also seen significant growth to Croatia; Archers Direct escorted tours, cruises and newly introduced twin-centre holidays have all performed well, as have Avro Flights' trade sales to Dubrovnik.
Operating for over 50 years, Cosmos Holidays is one of the oldest and best established brands in UK tour operating, and provides holidays to over 780,000 customers in 65 destinations annually. Visit http://www.cosmos.co.uk now to book a holiday to the DalmatianCoast in Croatia from £274.
For more information contact Robert Foulkes at Robert.Foulkes@Monarch.co.uk, or on +44(0)1582-398122.
SOURCE Cosmos Holidays