With the development of the global FlixBus green network, Croatia is accessible to an increasing number of tourists from Europe

first_imgFlixBus, a European start-up that has managed to create the largest network of bus lines in Europe in just 5 years, continues to expand by networking cities in Croatia, from Slavonia to Istria and Dalmatia.By tripling the number of passengers last season, FlixBus created a strong foundation for another successful tourist season this spring by opening new lines and increasing the frequency of departures. Istria and Kvarner, led by Rijeka and Pula, are increasingly connected to Europe. From 14.6. Rijeka and Crikvenica are additionally connected with Trieste, Venice, Verona, Zurich, Prague and Lyon. The frequency of lines from Munich, Genoa and Graz to Pula has also increased, and for the first time there is a direct green line Bologna – Pula.”Traditionally, Croatia is a favorite tourist destination for travelers from Slovenia, Italy, Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary. By connecting these countries with direct lines to numerous Croatian cities in different regions, from Slavonia, Istria, Kvarner to Dalmatia, we have opened the way for tourists and made Croatia more accessible and closer. ”  said Petra Milanović, Public Relations Manager for the Flixbus CEE South region.The wave of international green lines from Slavonia began in March this year with connections to the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Austria, as well as 8 new destinations, including Prague, Budapest, Vienna and Bratislava, as well as airports in Budapest and Vienna. With this connection, FlixBus stimulated the tourist potential of Slavonia because we all know that quality transport connections are the first prerequisite for the development of tourism.Also, Zagreb has recently been directly connected with Krakow, which opened the way for tourists from Poland, and Zagreb, as one of the unavoidable destinations in Croatia before going on holiday by the sea, can be reached directly from 11 European countries, FlixBus points out. they add that regular FlixBus routes that run directly from airports in Venice, Vienna or Bratislava have enabled passengers to combine planes and buses, thus opening the way for tourists coming from outside Europe.High frequency of departures and easy availability of FlixBus services in CroatiaFlixbus also emphasizes the development of a domestic network of lines within Croatia. In September 2017, the first domestic line was launched connecting Osijek with Varaždin and Čakovec, and recently the first FlixBus line connecting Zagreb with Trogir and Split has been operating.”By developing the domestic network of the line and connecting Croatian cities, we are influencing mobility and promoting Croatia as a tourist destination. By cooperating with numerous tourist agencies and tourist communities, we also influence excursion tourism by providing frequent daily lines from nearby European destinations to numerous Croatian cities, ideal for shorter weekend trips. It is certainly desirable to emphasize our wide network of night lines, which leaves passengers with better use of the day, especially if it is a shorter trip.” Milanovic added.Currently, almost 120 destinations in Croatia are connected with 11 European countries directly, and interconnections via the most important European transport hubs (Vienna, Budapest, Prague, Munich, Frankfurt and many others) can be reached by green bus from almost all of Europe with just one ticket. .last_img