“In the American market, Croatia is among the top five emerging destinations, which confirms the strong growth of tourist traffic from the United States in recent years. The information we received from our partners points to another great tourist year. Namely, certain projections speak of growth in turnover from the US market this year at a rate of 15 to 20 percent. “, said director Staničić. The announced flight of the American Airlines company, which will operate from June to October on the route Philadelphia – Dubrovnik, will also contribute to the positive trends. “The results of the research “Affluent Traveler Collection (ATC)” show that Croatia, along with Iceland, South Africa, Japan and Italy, is on the list of most sought-after destinations in 2019. Surveys among USTOA members show that our country, along with Iceland, Cambodia, Colombia, Vietnam, Portugal, Bhutan, Bolivia, Burma and Ethiopia, is on the list of fastest growing destinations. Croatia also has its place in the offer of Virtuos, which has prepared nine mandatory experiences for 2019, one of which refers to Croatia, which is in a selected group of destinations such as New Zealand, Spain, Maldives and others.” said Ina Rodin, director of the CNTB office in New York. Over the past year, the U.S. market generated more than 580 arrivals and 1.6 million overnight stays, up from a high of 2017 percent in arrivals and 22 percent in overnight stays compared to 18. The tourist boards of the city of Zagreb and the Zadar, Split-Dalmatia and Dubrovnik-Neretva counties present their offer at the fair. The favorable economic situation in the USA, the presence of the Croatian offer in the catalogs of all key tourist entities, as well as the popularity of our country on the American market also support the growth of travel from the USA to Croatia, which is confirmed by the prestigious Travvy awards, but also numerous media announcements such as the one in The New York Times Magazine where a list of 52 places that must be visited in 2019 was published, among which Zadar and the surrounding islands are listed. The Croatian National Tourist Board organized the presentation of the Croatian tourist offer at the fair this year as well New York Times Travel Show, which is being held in its 16th edition from January 25 to 27 in New York City. The fair is attended by more than 560 exhibitors, including 170 representatives of national tourism organizations from around the world and more than 30.000 potential travelers and representatives of the tourism sector.