Dubrovnik has also recently found itself on another ranking, that of British Airways, which has published its projection for the 10 most popular destinations in 2010. BA founds its projections in global trends, and it has ranked Dubrovnik 6th.
The distinctiveness of Dubrovnik-Neretva County is reflected in its unique surroundings and the narrow and non-homogeneous coastal belt, separated from the interior by a mountain massif. The County’s territory comprises two basic wholes: the relatively lateral coastal area with a series of remote islands and those near the coast, the most significant among them being Korčula, Mljet, Lastovo and the Elaphite Islands, and the lower Neretva region with the gravitating coastal area.
two golf courses, with 18 and 6 holes respectively, are envisaged on 310 hectares on the Srđ plateau, of the highest professional standards, as well as a golf academy with a practice court
Less demanding visitors will also be able to find accommodation in Dubrovnik this winter since a part of the three-star hotels will also remain open, such as hotels Ivka, Petka and Lero.
The agglomeration of monuments in the historic centre has remained unscathed and now appears on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The city’s wide selection of museums, cultural programmes and festivals, make it South-Dalmatia’s artistic and cultural centre.
The Finnish company Blue1 will introduce flights from Helsinki to Dubrovnik in early spring, on Saturdays, from 3 April and on Tuesdays as well from 4 May. Planes owned by a company that has been a part of the SAS Group since 1998 will fly to Dubrovnik twice a week by the end of October. On 30 April, flights from Helsinki to Split will begin and will fly twice a week, on Fridays and Sundays.
In terms of Mediterranean ports only Naples and Livorno have more visitors than Dubrovnik. The fact that five of the top ten world most visited embarkation ports are from the Mediterranean (Barcelona, Civitavecchia, Piraeus, Venice and Palma), is also very important and it confirms the extent to which cruise tourism is significant for this area.