tourism

Germans and Dutch show growing interest in travelling to Croatia

The German and Dutch markets have shown growing interest in bookings for holidays in Croatia, according to information from the CTM tourist fair in Stuttgart, which lasts from 14 to 22 January,...

Number of visiting cruise ships in 11 months of 2016 higher than in 2015

In the first 11 months of 2016, 813 cruise ships visited Croatian ports, 45 more than in 2015, and aboard those vessels were 1.1 million passengers, around 40,000 more than in 2015, show...

Crackdown on cheap tours to dampen Chinese New Year in Thailand

Tourist arrivals from China to Thailand during this year's Chinese New Year are forecast to drop by 9 per cent compared to last year due to the Thai government's crackdown on cheap tour packages...

Tourist arrivals to Nepal rise in wake of 2015 earthquake

Nepal saw a record number of international tourists in 2016, giving the country a boost after numbers plummeted following a major earthquake in 2015, officials said Monday.

Croatian tourism being promoted at Utrecht, Vienna fairs this week

Croatian tourism is being presented in Utrecht and Vienna this week, whereby the National Tourist Board (HTZ) has kicked off this year's promotion at international fairs, which envisages...

21 people rescued from cruise boat fire in Vietnam's Halong Bay

Twenty-one people, including 14 foreign tourists, were rescued in Vietnam on Tuesday after a blaze gutted their boat in Halong Bay, according to media reports.

Olympics boosted Brazil to tourism record in 2016

Hosting the Olympic Games in 2016 boosted tourist numbers to a new record for Brazil, the Tourism Ministry said on Wednesday.

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 reported on Tuesday.

Some 60,000 tourists join local revellers in Croatia to ring in 2017

As many as 60,210 tourists, of whom 44,390 were foreigners, were registered in Croatia by the evisitor system on Sunday morning, that is on the first day of the new 2017 year, the Tourism Ministry...

About 90 skiers saved from broken chairlift in Slovakia

The fire department and mountain rescue service saved around 90 skiers, who were stuck on a malfunctioning chairlift in the winter sports region of Zavazna Poruba in Slovakia on Friday.

Croatia records 16.3m tourist arrivals, 91.3m nights in 2016

Croatia recorded 16.3 million tourist arrivals this year and 91.3 million nights, 11 million more than last year, and these are record results which will increase revenue to EUR 9.5 billion,...

Vatican welcomed 4 million visitors in 2016

In 2016, 4 million visitors travelled to Vatican City for religious events, the Prefecture of the Papal Household announced on Thursday.

Croatia expects new records in tourism in 2017

Over 91 million overnight stays will have been registered in Croatia by the end of this year, which is 10 million more than in 2015, and positive trends coupled with planned investments in the...

2/5 Croats to spend winter holiday abroad - MasterIndex

Croatians travel more often for pleasure than for business, and two thirds of journeys are made within Croatia, while 39% of respondents, covered by a MasterIndex survey conducted by the...

Eiffel Tower reopens after five days of closure due to strikes

The Eiffel Tower reopened Sunday after being closed for five consecutive days due to worker strikes, the landmark's operating company said.