Tourism

The Telegraph lists Pula among world's most desireable destinations

The Telegraph has selected the 20 best destinations to visit in 2017 and the list includes the northern Adriatic city of Pula, Pula city authorities...

Subspace hostel with space pods opens in Zagreb

As of December 1, Zagreb has a new tourist attraction, the futuristic Subspace hostel, the first in the European Union, offering guests the possibility to...

Croatia among top 3 family destinations on Russian market

The Russian edition of National Geographic Traveler placed Croatia among the top three best destinations for family vacation, which is the second year in...

Croatia voted Readers' Choice Destination of the Year 2016 by US magazine T+L

Croatia has been voted Readers' Choice Destination of the Year 2016 in an online poll by readers of the US magazine Travel and Leisure (T+L). Voting took...

Medjimurje wins prestigious tourism award

Croatia's northern Medjimurje region has won the Swiss Tourism Award (STA) for the promotion of quality tourism, protection and positioning of natural and...

9.66 mln bed nights in September, up 11.5% y-on-y

In September this year 1.87 million tourists stayed in commercial accommodation facilities in Croatia which is 14.5% more than in the corresponding period last...

Dubrovnik boasts of double-digit increases in tourist turnover

Over 972,000 guest arrivals and 3.4 million overnight stays were registered in Dubrovnik in the first ten months of 2016, which were increases of 11% and 13%...

Dubrovnik prepares "food-groaning table" to mark tourist season's end

A 120-metre-long table full with various dishes was set up along Dubrovnik's landmark street Stradun on Sunday to mark the end of the high tourist season in...

India wants to attract more foreign tourists, including those from Croatia

India, one of the world's largest countries with a population of 1.5 billion and exceptionally rich culture, history, gastronomy, a developed economy and...

Tourism Minister Gari Capelli to continue current projects

Croatia's new Tourism Minister Gari Capelli on Thursday took over from his predecessor Anton Kliman, saying that he would continue those projects that had...

5-language mobile application for tourists visiting Plitvice launched

A mobile application in five languages intended to facilitate easier planning of tourists' visits to Plitvice Lakes and the region of Lika has been...

August sees 25.4 million bed nights, up 7.3% y-o-y

Around 4 million tourists stayed in commercial accommodation facilities in Croatia in August, up 3% compared to the same month last year while the number of...

Tourism revenues in H1 reach EUR 2.4b

Tourism revenues in the first half of 2016 totalled EUR 2.4 billion, up 6.7% on the year, the Tourism Ministry said on Monday, citing Croatian National Bank...

Mali Losinj ranked among 'Top 100 Sustainable Destinations in the World'

Mali Losinj, a town on the northern Adriatic island of Losinj, has received the 'Top 100 Sustainable Destinations in the World' certificate, the town...

Hospitality businesses more successful on coast than inland

There was total of 4,658 enterprises registered in tourism and hospitality on the Adriatic coast and another 3,604 registered inland with those on the coast...

Minister forecasts 90 million tourist nights, EUR 9.5b in revenues

About 90 million nights and about EUR 9.5 billion in revenues are expected in Croatian tourism this year, including over EUR 8 billion from foreign tourists,...

Tourists aged 65 and up generate 20% of overnights, says Eurostat

With over 1.2 billion nights spent during their trips all over the world in 2014, tourists aged 65 or over (hereafter "older tourists") living in the...

Congress on social tourism to be held in Zagreb on Oct 18-21

ZAGREB, Sept 25 (Hina) - The ISTO (International Social Tourism Organisation) World Congress will take place in Zagreb in Croatia from 18-21 October, and...

Bangkok ranked world's number 1 travel destination, topping London

Bangkok is the world's top destination city by international overnight visitor arrivals, according to an annual ranking released Thursday. The Thai capital...

Number of visits by foreign cruise ships in Jan-Jul 2016 up 2.9 pct

There were 395 visits by foreign cruise ships in the Croatian Adriatic in the first seven months of this year, which is an increase of 2.9% from the same...

More tourist nights recorded in Jan-Sept 2016 than in all of 2015

Croatia recorded 13.63 million tourist arrivals and 80.24 million bed nights in the period from 1 January to 9 September 2016, more than in all of 2015, the...

Assistant minister expects over EUR 9b from tourist trade

 Assistant Tourism Minister Robert Pende says he expects tourism revenues in 2016 to exceed nine billion euros, a record high compared to recent years...

1st Croatian wine hotel opens in Vrbnik on Krk island

The first wine hotel in Croatia, situated in the town of Vrbnik on the northern island of Krk, opened its doors to guests on Wednesday, and this project, worth...

Over 65 million tourist overnight stays in Croatia YTD

As many as 21 million overnight stays were registered in Croatia in the first 21 days of August, and the number of overnight stays so far this year stands at...

Paklenica National Park opens underground centre for visitors

The underground information centre for visitors to the Paklenica National Park was formally inaugurated on Sunday, and this multipurpose visitor centre...

Massive Attack will open the 5th Dimensions Festival in Pula

The British cult trip hop group Massive Attack will open the 5th Dimensions Festival in Pula on August 24. This influential electro-funk...

MTV Summerblast festival starts in Porec

MTV Summerblast, a two-day outdoor music festival featuring some of the world's most famous electro house musicians, such as Afrojack, Steve Aoki and...

The Telegraph: Croatia most desirable holiday destination

Croatia is the most desirable destination in the world according to a comprehensive analysis of Google data, reads an article titled "Mapped: Where the world...

Ivanka Trump is vacationing in Croatia with Wendi Deng

Ivanka Trump appears to be taking a break from her father's campaign, vacationing in Croatia this week. Ivanka is holidaying with her family and Wendi Deng...

Croatia could attract 500,000 pilgrims for the Feast of the Assumption

The tourism ministry said in a press release on Friday that more than 500,000 pilgrims could visit Marian shrines around the country on the Feast of the...

Number of visits by foreign cruise ships in H1 up 2%

There were 288 visits by foreign cruise ships in the Croatian Adriatic in the first half of this year, which is an increase of 2% from the same period of last...

Dubrovnik, Zagreb present their tourism industries in Rio de Janeiro

The cities of Dubrovnik and Zagreb have presented their tourism industries to some 150 Brazilian tourist agents and journalists at the Croatia House...

RBA: Croatia tourism revenue to exceed EUR 8b this year

Increases in tourist arrivals and nights will have a positive effect on Croatia's GDP, notably consumption, and tourism revenue could exceed a record-high EUR...

Croatia record tourist arrivals, nights up in H1

In June 2016, commercial accommodation facilities in Croatia recorded 1.9 million tourists, up 0.1% on the year, and they accounted for nearly...

Qatari sheikh's luxury yacht anchored in Dubrovnik

The 125-metre-long Katara luxury yacht, owned by Qatari Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, anchored in Dubrovnik on Sunday. The yacht was build in 2010...

Split airport records biggest passenger traffic in Croatia

Split Airport had over half a million passengers in July, which is the biggest passenger traffic in one month since the airport opened and the biggest...

Zagreb records double digit increase in visitor arrivals and overnights in July

In July 2016 Zagreb recorded a 12% increase in tourist arrivals on the year and a 34% increase in overnights, the city tourism authority reported on Thursday,...

Turkey sees tourism numbers plummet by 40.9 per cent in June

The number of foreign visitors arriving in Turkey in June fell by 40.9 per cent, compared to the same month last year, as arrivals from Russia all but stopped...

App for virtual walk along Croatian beaches launched

The Osijek-based Pointers company has recently presented a free-of-charge application for virtual walking tours of the most famous Croatian beaches, and this...

Chiavalon Ex Albis among top 25 olive oils

Extra virgin olive oil "Chiavalon Ex Albis“  is added to the list of top 25 oils in the world organically produced, the family-run farm ...

Air Berlin to introduce Duesseldorf-Pula flights during summer season

Germany's Air Berlin airline is to introduce a weekly flight service between Duesseldorf and Pula during the summer season as of Wednesday 13 July to...

First motor camp opened by A3 west-east motorway

The first motor camp by the A3 motorway has been opened in the Bistricki rural tourism complex in Osekovo near Popovaca, about 60 kilometres east of Zagreb,...

First Russian charter flight in eight months lands in Turkish resort

Signalling an end to an era of frosty relations that bit hard into Turkey's tourism sector, for the first time in eight months a Russian charter plane with...

Puccini's "Turandot" to open 62nd Split Summer Festival

The raising of the festival flag outside the Mestrovic Gallery on July 14 will mark the opening of the 62nd Split Summer Festival after which members of Split'...

Maritime ministry: 45% more yachts and boats in Croatia in H1

In the first six months of this year port authorities and their outposts have recorded a total of 21,941 arrivals of foreign vessels, which is an increase of...

MasterCard: Most Croatians will spend summer on the Adriatic

Croatian citizens travel more for leisure less for business purposes and mostly travel within the country and a Masterindex survey conducted by MasterCard...

Croatia's tourist intake 4.6 million in H1 2016

The tourist intake in Croatia in the first half of 2016 was 4.6 million, and they generated 18.3 million overnight stays, according to eVisitor, an information...

Foreign police arrive in Dalmatia as part of Safe Tourist Season project

Eight foreign police officers were formally presented at the Split-Dalmatia County Police Department on Monday as part of international police cooperation and...

Croatians spend HRK 12.6 bln on private trips, up 28%

Almost 1.6 million Croatians made at least one private trip in the duration of several days in 2015, spending a total of HRK 12.6 billion or 28% more than in...

Minister says very satisfied with start of tourist season

Caretaker Tourism Minister Anton Kliman has expressed satisfaction with the start of this year's tourist season and figures showing that arrivals and overnight...

Croatian travel agencies, Russian tour operators strengthening cooperation

Croatian travel agencies and Russian tour operators are enhancing their communication and cooperation in an effort to attract more Russian tourists to...

Minister for lower VAT in tourism

Caretaker Tourism Minister Anton Kliman on Thursday said that a lower Value Added Tax (VAT) for tourism was being negotiated so that Croatia's tourism industry...

Croatian coastal resorts favourite destinations among Slovenes

Over half of the Slovenes who are going on vacation in July and August will holiday on the Adriatic coast and Croatia's resorts remain their favourite...

Michelin's Zagreb guide presented in Paris

The Zagreb Tourist Board has presented, in cooperation with the Croatian Embassy in Pris and the Croatian Tourist Board, a special 145-page edition...

Additional 16 ambulances to operate on highways during peak season

The Croatian emergency service will ensure an additional 16 ambulances along motorways and major county roads during the summer season. Additional teams...

Croatian capital venue to various events to boost its tourism trade

In the first five months of the year, Zagreb has recorded a 6% increase in tourist arrivals and a 12% increase in overnight stays compared to last...

Public bike sharing system launched on island of Lastovo

A public bike sharing system has been introduced on the southern Croatian island of Lastovo, which thus joined a group of over 100 nextbike...

40 hotels to open in Croatia this year

This year, 40 new or refurbished hotels, camps, tourism resorts and aparthotels will open in Croatia, the Ministry of Tourism reported on Friday, adding...

Around 320,000 people visit Floraart flower and garden show

Around 320,000 people visited this year's Floraart international flower and garden show, held over the past week in Zagreb's Bundek park.  The number...

Croatian and Slovenian ministers meet to discuss cooperation in tourism

Croatian Tourism Minister Anton Kliman and Slovenian Minister of Economic Development and Technologies Zdravko Pocivalsek met in the central Adriatic resort...

Croatia is a safe destination, says minister

Croatia is a safe destination where tourists can feel safe and comfortable and a recent warning by the State Department to US nationals to avoid travel to...

51st Floraart international garden show opens

The 51st Floraart international garden show was opened at Zagreb's Bundek park on Monday, featuring 217 exhibitors, including 18 from eight foreign countries...

Bathing water in Croatia among Europe's best

Bathing water in Croatia is among Europe's best and 94.5% of Croatian bathing places have excellent bathing water, shows a report published this past...

'World's most beautiful ship' sails into Dubrovnik

The Italian training ship Amerigo Vespucci, known as the most beautiful ship in the world, sailed into Dubrovnik on Thursday, where it will stay until...

Booking.com opens permanent offices in Split, Dubrovnik

Booking.com, one of the world's leading online accommodation booking websites, has opened permanent offices in Split and Dubrovnik, its regional manager, Goran...

Zagreb to host 20th Cest is d’Best street festival as of May 26

The 20th edition of the oldest street festival in Croatia, Cest is d'Best, will take place from May 26 to June 5, bringing together a record number of...

Ukrainian children to spend summer in Croatia

Over 300 children from Ukraine, whose parents were killed or wounded in the war in the east of the country, will spend the summer in Croatia again for...

EBD: Croatia deserves high ranking in tourism

Croatia often ranks highly on the European Best Destinations (EBD) website, which confirms its growing popularity among tourists, and it is also a place...

Croatia very safe tourist destination, police say

Croatia is a very safe tourist destination according to security indicators, but for the millions of tourists travelling to the Croatian coast by car every...

Young Croats from abroad to volunteer in Krka National Park this summer

Around 40 young Croats from Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Macedonia, Romania, Germany and Bosnia and Herzegovina will spend 20...

Grabar-Kitarovic opens Vinistra wine exhibition

About 130 winemakers and winemaking equipment manufacturers gathered in the northern Adriatic town of Porec on Friday for the 23rd Vinistra wine exhibition...

Rovinj tournament taking place in Istrian city

The first edition of an international polo tournament started in the Croatian seaside resort of Rovinj on 12 May and is running through 15 May. Rovinj is...

Istrian wines exhibition set for 13-15 May in Porec

The 23rd edition of the annual wine exhibition "Vinistra 2016" will start in the Istrian coastal city of Porec on Friday, and over 120...

Turkish Airlines launches Istanbul-Dubrovnik flight service

The first Turkish Airlines flight landed at Dubrovnik airport on Tuesday as part of the airline's newly-launched service between Istanbul and the southern...

Espadrilles with gingerbread heart motif launched as new Croatian souvenir

Espadrilles with a traditional gingerbread heart motif and embellished with Swarovski crystals were launched in Zagreb on Monday as a new Croatian souvenir,...

Croatia Airlines introducing flights to Prague, Milan, Lisbon and St Petersburg

Croatia Airlines (CA) this month plans to introduce direct flights from Zagreb to Prague, Milan and Lisbon and in June to Saint Petersburg, the national flag...

Croatian travel agencies bring 2 mn foreign tourists in 2015

Croatian travel agencies brought nearly 2 million foreign tourists to Croatia in 2015, which was 4% more than in 2014, and they generated 13.3 million bed-...

Huge interest for Club MTV Europe Summerblast in Porec as tickets go on sale

Tickets sale for the Club MTV Europe Summerblast music festival to be held August 19-20 in Porec, Croatia, indicate that there is a great interest...

Stiniva beach on Vis voted Europe's most beautiful beach

Stiniva Beach on the southern Croatian Adriatic island of Vis has been voted the most beautiful European beach by visitors of the European Best...

Croatia reports two-digit increases in tourist arrivals and bed nights in February

Nearly 195,000 tourists visited Croatia in February 2016, generating 428,200 bed nights in commercial accommodation, which was an 18.4% increase in the number...

Kvarner to present its health tourism in Norway

Croatia's coastal area of Kvarner including Rijeka and nearby Mediterranean resorts will promote its tourist trade, notably its health tourism, in Oslo on 20...

Ultra Europe to start in Split on July 15

Ultra Europe is set to return for its fourth year in Split and promises to build on its first three years to become even bigger and better and organisers...

Croatian amusement park like Gardaland to be built in Biograd Na Moru

Mirnovec Pyrotechnics, a Croatian fireworks display company specialized in pyrotechnic production, fireworks display and movie SFX, is due to start...

Zadar celebrates its title of European Best Destination 2016

The Croatian Adriatic city of Zadar on Sunday held a ceremony to celebrate the title of European Best Destination 2016, with brass and folk bands performing in...

Croatia Boat Show with twice as many vessels this year

This year's 18th Croatia Boat Show will be held in the central Dalmatian city of Split, April 13 - 17 and will see twice as many boats as were exhibited last...

Filming of reality show in Croatian nature park allowed for promotion

Discovery Channel's "Naked and Afraid" reality show, in which naked contestants compete in surviving in the wild, was filmed in eastern Croatia's Kopacki Rit...

Classical statue of athlete to go on display in Croatia

An ancient bronze statue of the Greek athlete Apoxyomenos is soon to go on display at the Fritzi Palace in Mali Losinj in Croatia. The statue, dating from...

Contract inked with Avenue Ulaganja for Kupari tourism investment project

The head of the State Property Management Office (DUUDI), Tomislav Boban, said in the southern coastal town of Dubrovnik on Friday that the signing of a...

Three-day Craft Beer Festival opens in Zagreb

The Craft Beer Festival 2016 opened in Zagreb on Friday, bringing together a dozen producers of this increasingly popular type of beer. The festival,...

Revenue from nautical tourism HRK 753 mln in 2015

Croatia's 121 boating ports generated a total revenue of HRK 753 million without Value Added Tax (VAT) in 2015, which was an increase of 5.1% on the year, with...

Tesla-inspired tourism project presented

A new tourism product, called "Valley of Light and Water", connecting the cities of Zagreb, Karlovac and Ozalj, and the route "With Tesla through the city of...

Croatian deputy tourism minister attends MITT fair in Moscow

Croatian Deputy Tourism Minister Robert Pauletic met with Russian government officials in charge of tourism at one of Russia's largest tourism fairs, MITT,...

Earth Hour: Nature lovers plant 5,000 saplings in Medvednica nature park

About 300 nature lovers planted 5,000 saplings on Mount Medvednica, overlooking Zagreb, on Saturday as part of this year's global environmental campaign Earth...

190 exhibitors from 19 countries at Place2go tourism fair

The fifth international tourism fair - Place2go - opened on Friday in Zagreb with a record number of 160 exhibitors from 19 countries that will present their...

Pula's dock cranes go green on St. Patrick's Day

The Croatian coastal city of Pula on Thursday joined in the Global Greening campaign on the occasion of St Patrick's Day and the Irish national day, by...

Croatia's national and nature parks on new single web site

All eight national and eleven nature parks in Croatia can now be found on a single web site providing information for visitors, the Environment and Nature...

Vukovar would like more tourists on Danube cruise ships

Vukovar and other areas of Vukovar-Srijem County have great potential to develop their tourism from Danube river cruises, but the current offer does not...

Spain's Iberia introducing direct flights to Dubrovnik for Easter

The Spanish Iberia airlines has introduced special flights to Dubrovnik over the Easter break, two and a half months before the start of regular flights to...

Service sector workers in Istria most helpful in all of Croatia

Eighty-seven percent of salespeople in Croatia greet customers, with the northern Adriatic region of Istria having the most helpful shop assistants and central...

Turkey's Dogus Group increasing investment in Croatia, expects successful season

The Turkish Dogus Group has invested 250 million euros in Croatia's tourist sector in the six years of its operation in the country and plans to increase its...
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