Thinking about a shorter or longer holiday getaway? Among numerous destinations, HolidayCheck has selected the most popular ones in 2013 including Istria, which deserved its place among world known destinations such as the Côte d'Azur, Madeira or Mallorca!
Istria: HolidayCheck Destination Award - Beach Holidays 2013
HolidayCheck, the largest independent online travel portal in the German-speaking market, offers a number of important and current information on worldwide destinations placing the biggest importance on reviews submitted by travellers visiting a particular destination. Travellers write about their own, good or bad, experiences wishing to share them with numerous other readers.
According to reviews submitted by its users every year, HolidayCheck selects the most popular destinations in seven categories: the Best Country, Beach Holiday, City Trip, Winter Sport, Spa Hotel, Family Hotel, and Couple Hotel.
Istria won the 2013 award in the Beach Holiday category. In a large competition including over 25,600 holiday destinations, Istria distinguished itself with its rich offer and excellent service, always putting guests first. Finally, the winner was decided among more than 1,550,000 reviews. Excellent impressions of Istrian hotels, restaurants, museums and other offer acknowledged Istria as a desirable and popular destination.
Due to insufficient information when selecting a destination hotel, in 1999 Sascha Vasic and Markus Schott decided to launch a web page welcoming opinions of travellers who had visited a particular destination and obtained first-hand information, often more current and accurate than those published in a catalogue. Their start in Switzerland had soon spread worldwide. The HolidayCheck online portal is today available in 10 languages. Online page visits count in millions and confirm a welcoming concept, while 10 million reviews prove people's willingness to share their own experiences.
The HolidayCheck Best Destination Award is not only a compliment to tourist offer but also an indicator for dear guests that Istria is a destination worth visiting. The official best destination award ceremony will be held in Berlin on 4 March, on the eve of opening the world's largest tourism exchange.
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Already receiving significant earned media in outlets such as National Geographic Traveler Huffington Post and mention in notable guidebooks like Lonely Planet, international journalists and tour operators alike continue the praise heaped upon the Istrian peninsula and all it has to offer making it one of the world's top destinations.