first_imgEuropeans love to travel – on average, they travel 10 times a year for leisure in their home country or abroad, according to a study conducted by Mastercard.Czechs and Slovaks are at the top of the list with 19 trips a year, while Croats travel 15 times. The data also showed that in 2017, more than 14,5 million foreign tourists visited Croatia. Tourists spent more than 9 billion euros in Croatia, of which 15% related to accommodation, 19% to food, 18% to shopping and 17% to various activities. As many as 70% of all transactions were paid with cards.”Just before the upcoming tourist season, our country has become an even more interesting destination – with a new edition of the Priceless Croatia project that offers almost 50 unique and exclusive experiences in destinations across Croatia. In cooperation with partners in Croatia, we sought to improve local tourism. positioning our country as an attractive tourist destination.”Said Sanja Žigić, director of Mastercard in Croatia.Thus, after registering on the website, Mastercard® card users from all over the world can experience the battle of gladiators in one of the six largest Roman amphitheaters, participate in the Pula Film Festival, experience the oldest Croatian street festival Špancirfest as a VIP visitor, discover the secret beer production in San Servol, Istria, taste the best world olive oil, enjoy wine tasting and dinner prepared from an organic garden, discover hidden beaches on the island of Obonjan, reveal the secrets of Dubrovnik during the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, be backstage at the Ultra Europe festival, meet the dark side of Zagreb from the Middle Ages onwards, discover the sunniest Croatian island and a long wine tradition, enjoy concerts by Jessie Ware, Inner Circle or Marija Biondi, walk through the Northern Velebit National Park or have lunch with a famous Croatian chef while riding a balloon in the clouds and much more .Finally, Mastercard Croatia points out that when tourists travel abroad, consumers increasingly accept the benefits of electronic payments and rely on them during their vacation.Related news: SECOND EDITION OF MASTERCARD PRICELESS CITIES PRESENTED PRESENTED IN CROATIAlast_img

A Mastercard study found that tourists paid 70% of all transactions with cards

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