Croatia specialist ‘Hidden Croatia’ will be encouraging travel agents to be more adventurous with their holiday deals, by including accommodation packages with direct routes to some of the country’s major getaways. “There are around 50 direct flying routes from the UK’s regional airports into Croatia alone and agents can tailor precise packages for their clients if they shop around for the most convenient and best value flights, and package them with our hotel and villa accommodation,” said Hidden Croatia’s Michelle Amor. Over 100 new hotels, apartments and villas have been built in Croatia, Montenegro and Slovenia to drive British Tourism this year. The additions represent around 50% of the properties in the new 2010 ‘Hidden Croatia’ brochure. “We’ve seen tourism from Britain to the Balkan states rise spectacularly in recent years, particularly in Croatia’s islands, cities, countries and seaside resorts. The islands offer a magnificent holiday destination rivalling St Tropez and Mykonos for sea-front glamour and style,” added Ms Amor.