Dubrovnik to fine shirtless tourists

The Dubrovnik City Council has adopted a new bylaw which will see tourists slapped with a HRK 1,000 (€133) fine for walking around shirtless or in their swim suits when they've left the beach.

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 system for check-in and check-out of tourists applied by the National Tourist Board (HTZ).

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 of Michelin's weekend guide Le Guide Vert for the Zagreb area, the Zagreb Tourist Board has said.

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.

Croatian capital venue to various events to boost its tourism trade

"In terms of tourism, the situation in Zagreb is very good. Each year we are recording excellent increases in arrivals and overnight stays... 

40 hotels to open in Croatia this year

New hotel and accommodation capacities are being opened around the country from Istria and the northern Adriatic including several hotels and camps as well as in the interior.

Three dead, two critical after tourist boat capsizes in Vietnam

Rescue forces have found the bodies of three victims, including two children, who were reported missing after a tourist boat capsized on a popular river in central Vietnam, officials said Sunday.

Croatia is a safe destination, says minister

Calling on US and other tourists wishing to visit Croatia to do so because they "will feel comfortable and safe", the minister said that efforts were being made to make tourists feel safe.

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 it deserves considering its beauties, potential and promotion, EBD Executive Director Maximilien Lejeune said.

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 year, traffic accidents remain the biggest risk despite good roads, the police said on Thursday. 

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-nights, 3% more than in 2014, the latest figures from the National Bureau of Statistics show.

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 destinations to Croatian travel enthusiasts until Sunday, March 20. 

Croatia expects about 6% more German tourists this year

Based on bookings and announcements, Croatia can expect 5-6 percent more German tourists this year, which is a considerable increase compared with last year, Tourism Minister Anton Kliman said at the ITB travel show in Berlin on Wednesday.

National Tourist Board launches spring promotional campaign

Croatia's National Tourist Board (HTZ) has launched a spring promotional campaign under the slogan "Say hello to someone you love, say hello to spring. Experience spring in Croatia" which it will carry out until the end of month on markets with a big potential for arrivals in the low seasons, the HTZ said on Monday.

Tourism ministry plans to attract larger number of Russian tourists

The Croatian Tourism Ministry and the Croatian Tourism Board (HTZ), together with the HDZ office in Moscow, have been conducting additional activities this year again to attract Russian tourists, the ministry said in a statement on Sunday.

Croatia is Austrians' favourite European tourist destination in 2016

Croatia has been recording a continued increase in the number of Austrian tourists and, according to Austrian polls, Croatia is set to be their favourite European destination this year, ...

Croatians to travel to Switzerland with ID cards as of March 11

As of next Friday, Croatian nationals will be able to travel to Switzerland for tourist purposes with valid ID cards, the Croatian Foreign and European Affairs Ministry said on Friday.

14.3 mln tourists in Croatia in 2015, generating 71.6 mln nights

The most popular town for overnight stays in Croatia last year was Rovinj (3.1 million), confirming its long tradition of popularity particularly among foreign tourists. The most popular destinations for domestic tourists were Zagreb, Crikvenica and Mali Losinj.

Minister says gov't to do its best to increase tourism competitiveness

Underlining that a better investment climate and greater investments were among the strategic guidelines of the new government, Kliman said that there was the political will to remove obstacles to investments.

Russian tourists show increased interest in Croatia

Croatia could receive more visits from Russian tourists this year compared to the year before, given that some Turkish and Egyptian destinations have closed down so Russian tourism operators and travel agencies are showing more interest in Croatia.

Croatia records strong rise in tourism nights in 2015

Croatia recorded 71.3 million nights, including 65.7 million by foreigners. The number of nights was 7.9% higher than in 2014, ranking Croatia among the member states with the highest rise in nights compared with 2014.

Terrorists targeting tourist areas of Malaysia, minister says

Tourist areas of the Malaysian capital are being targeted by terrorists groups, a senior minister said, following a deadly attack in the Indonesian capital Jakarta and the arrest of a bombing suspect in Malaysia on Friday.

November sees 58% increase in visits by foreign cruise ships

On the 41 trips foreign cruise ships brought 62,300 passengers, or 26.5 per cent more than last year. They spent a total of 77 days in Croatia, which was 83.3 per cent more than in November 2014.

14 dead in tour bus crash in central Japan

The bus carrying 39 passengers and two drivers veered off the road, breaking through the guard rail around 2 am (1700 GMT Thursday), authorities said.

Attackers wound three European tourists in Egyptian Red Sea resort

Two Austrians and one Swede were wounded by unidentified militants who infiltrated a tourist resort late Friday in the Red Sea city of Hurghada, the Interior Ministry said.

Croatia records 8.3% more tourists in 2015

All Adriatic regions recorded a good tourist season and wrapped it up with better numbers than the year before.

Minister expects EUR 8 bn in revenues from foreign tourists in 2015

Regarding the Advent packages, Zagreb took the lead and the number of tourists visiting the city in the first three weeks of December increased by 20%, Lorencin said.

Croatia becomes favourite destination for Koreans

Until 2009 the country, which boasts pleasant beaches and picturesque towns on the Mediterranean, only saw about 10,000 Koreans a year. 

Tourist arrivals, overnight stays increase in first 11 months

Foreign tourists in November generated 309,000 overnight stays, 4% up, while domestic tourists' overnight stays increased by 8.5%.

Minister says Croatia's tourism not affected by wordwide developments

Preparations for Christmas and New Year holidays are going as planned, he said after the launch of a new tourist check-in and check-out information system -- eVisitor.

New tourist registration system to go live as of 2016

Accommodation providers will be obliged to enter information on a tourist's arrival and departure within 24 hours, and the system will also enhance the collection of tourist tax,

Rifai praises Croatia for tourist trade and care for migrants

The World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) secretary-general on Tuesday praised the Croatian authorities for a principled approach and care for migrants.