tourism

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 spend the night in space pods.

Chinese firm building full-size Titanic replica for tourists

Construction has begun on the world's first full-size replica of the Titanic in China, a country that fell in love with the 1997 blockbuster movie about the doomed ocean liner.

Two people die after avalanche buries group of skiers in Austria

Two men from the Netherlands and Britain have died in Austria after their skiing group was swept under an avalanche in the Tyrolean Alps, police said Sunday.

"Advent in Zagreb" to bring in 10% tourism turnover increase

"Advent in Zagreb" is one of the most important annual events for Zagreb's as well as Croatia's tourism and this December it is expected to bring a 10% increase in tourism turnover, Zagreb Tourist...

Chinese company Ctrip acquires Skyscanner for 1.74 billion dollars

China's top online travel agency Ctrip is planning to acquire British flight comparison website Skyscanner, the companies said on Thursday.

Russian pilot killed, Canadian tourist injured in Nepal plane crash

A small aircraft crashed Wednesday near a stream in western Nepal, killing a Russian pilot and injuring a Canadian tourist, police said.

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 a row that Croatia made the list in the...

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).

International health tourism conference opens in Crikvenica

The Croatian health tourism industry is developing year-round services as more and more tourists come to Croatia to use its health services, and the country should make most of the possibilities...

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 cultural heritage, promotion of...

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 year and generated 9.66 million...

Croat institute joins UNWTO network of sustainable tourism observatories

The Zagreb-based Institute for Tourism will start monitoring the sustainability of tourism in Croatia at the end of this year based on the country's membership of the UNWTO International Network...

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% respectively compared to the...

Minister talks proposal to raise VAT rate in tourism

Tourism Minister Gari Cappelli said on Friday that raising the VAT rate in the hospitality industry from 13 to 25% would be negative for the sector, adding that one option was a moratorium on the...

Tourist activities in Thailand to go ahead amid mourning period

Thai authorities are offering free entry to certain museums, archaeological sites and historical parks across the country until the end of January 2017 to attract more visitors to the country,...