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Thursday, 25 November 2021

Stronger Seasonal Tourism Results in Less Fast-Growing Croatian Companies

November the 25th, 2021 - Fast-growing Croatian companies are few and far between in areas of the country where seasonal trends are the strongest, which shouldn't come as much of a shock to most. As Poslovni Dnevnik/Jadranka Dozan writes, demand for travel across Europe has shown a solid recovery this past summer, although according to the latest quarterly report on trends and prospects, a return to pre-pandemic levels is still not expected before 2024. Judging by this year's achievements of the tourism sector here in Croatia, this seems likely that this recovery will occur much earlier on, especially in relation…
Thursday, 25 November 2021

Largest Croatian Tourist Company Purchasing Hotel in Austrian Ski Resort

November the 25th, 2021 - The largest Croatian tourist company, Valamar, has its eye on the purchase of another hotel in a very popular Austrian ski resort. As Poslovni Dnevnik/Marija Crnjak writes, the Supervisory Board of Valamar Riviera, the largest Croatian tourist company, has approved the recapitalisation of the Austrian subsidiary Valamar A GmbH with the aim of acquiring the Marietta 4 * hotel in Obertauern, which will thus become the second hotel in Austria managed by Valamar. Over the next two years, further investments are planned in Austria, which include investments in raising the quality of the Marietta Hotel…
Thursday, 25 November 2021

Split Cornaro Advent: Holiday Festivities Begin this Weekend!

November 25, 2021 - The Split Cornaro Advent will take place for the first time, with eight holiday houses serving up festive fare, warm drinks, and live entertainment!  Celebrating the holidays in Split is always festive, with entertainment and culinary treats to warm our bellies during the *slightly* colder months. This year, too, a vibrant Split Advent program has been announced.  Visitors will have the opportunity to visit the Christmas market and enjoy the diverse offer of souvenirs, jewelry, decorations, and hopefully find unique gifts for their loved ones. "Pamper your senses with gastronomic treats, offered by charming houses with…
Thursday, 25 November 2021

VIDEO: Classic Island Vibes and Vistas of Spectacular Summertime on Hvar

November 25, 2021 – From the epic medieval harbour of Vrboska and the buzz of Hvar town to the historic streets of Stari Grad and 250 kilometres of brilliant beaches, this new footage of summertime on Hvar is making us yearn for next season. © Goran Šafarek Hvar Town is overflowing with life in summer. By day, families wander by the waterside or between restaurants in the old town. By night, bars and discos are vibrant and full. In Stari Grad, a constant stream of excited new visitors arriving by boat. Such scenes tell of the popularity of summertime on…
Wednesday, 24 November 2021

Split Winter Tourism: New Menu at B7, Nomad Table at Zinfandel, Charlie's Advent at Zvončac

November 24, 2021 - Is Split winter tourism that hard to achieve? Croatia's second-largest city and the star of summer loses its buzz as soon as the seasons change. But it doesn't have to be that way. Our new TCN series looks at the Split businesses working hard in winter to give locals, and visitors, the environment they deserve. Continuing this week with Split winter tourism at Brasserie on 7, Zinfandel Food & Wine Bar, and Charlie's Bar.  If there is one power couple that has engraved their name in the Split hospitality industry, it is Maria Mustapić and Korana Bučić, two Aussie-Croats…
Wednesday, 24 November 2021

COVID Confirmed in Two Zagreb ZOO Lions

ZAGREB, 24 November, 2021 - COVID-19 has been found in the feces and nose swabs of two lions in the Zagreb ZOO, which is the first confirmation of this virus in a species in a Croatian ZOO, the Agriculture Ministry said on Wednesday. The two lions were tested after manifesting the clinical signs of the disease and due to their epidemiological link to a person (the lions' handler) with COVID-19. This was done as part of a programme monitoring SARS-CoV-2 infection in animals and determining their role in the epidemiology of COVID-19 in Croatia, a press release said. The ministry said that…
Wednesday, 24 November 2021

EC Approves New Statistical Map of Croatia, Enabling Much Higher Co-funding

ZAGREB, 24 November, 2021 - The European Commission on Wednesday approved Croatia's new map for granting regional aid from 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2027 which will enable much higher co-financing for all regions, including the most developed one, the City of Zagreb. So far Croatia has been divided into two NUTS2 regions - Continental and Adriatic Croatia. As of 1 January, it will have four - Pannonian Croatia, North Croatia, Adriatic Croatia, and the City of Zagreb. There are three NUTS (Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics) levels - NUTS1 covers all of Croatia, NUTS2 are statistical regions, and NUTS3 comprises the…
Wednesday, 24 November 2021

Conference Underlines Need to Better Exploit Eastern Croatia's Potential

ZAGREB, 24 November, 2021 - Slavonia and Baranja have economy, employment and population growth trends but further development requires change so that the region's potential can be utilised even more, a conference called "The Croatia we need" heard in Osijek on Wednesday. Regional Development and EU Funds Minister Nataša Tramišak said the absorption of EU funds had certainly contributed to those trends. In the last six years, she said, 740 enterprise projects have been contracted in Slavonia and Baranja, helping to create 2,000 and retain 11,000 jobs. Both European and national financing should be utilised, Tramišak added. She announced that a 2021-27 regional industrial transition concept is being…
Wednesday, 24 November 2021

Croatia Reports 6,136 New Coronavirus Cases, 67 deaths

ZAGREB, 24 November, 2021 - Croatia has registered 6,136 new coronavirus cases and 67 COVID-related deaths in the last 24 hours, the national COVID-19 response team reported on Wednesday. Currently, there are 33,563 active cases and 2,551 of them are receiving hospital treatment, including 323 who are placed on ventilators. 24,738 people are self-isolating. Since 25 February 2020, when the first case was confirmed in the country, 582,769 people have been registered as having contracted the novel virus, of whom 10,505 have died and 538,701 have recovered, including 3,047 in the last 24 hours. A total of 3,382,082 people have…
Wednesday, 24 November 2021

24Sata Reports on Lawsuit against Paul Bradbury by Croatian National Tourist Board

November 25, 2021 - I am very grateful to 24Sata for taking an interest in - and reporting on - the latest installment of my ongoing lawsuits from the Croatian National Tourist Board. Monday was back in court at the third attempt. After twice double booking - leading to the case being postponed twice in May, the lawyer for the Croatian National Tourist Board did manage to show up, arriving with his suitcase halfway through the hearing. Much more on that in the latest edition of Diary of a Croatian Lawsuit shortly, as soon as I get a minute to…
Wednesday, 24 November 2021

MIRET Launches Crowdinvesting Campaign on Funderbeam

November 24, 2021 - MIRET, a Croatian brand of ecological sneakers, has launched its crowdinvesting campaign on the Funderbeam platform. Funderbeam, a platform for buying/selling shares in private companies, enables the community to become investors and gain a stake in companies such as MIRET. The MIRET Funderbeam campaign, which lasts from November 23rd to December 21st (or until the full amount is realized), was launched with the aim of raising investment in the amount of EUR 560k. "First of all, we would like to thank Ivana Gažić from the Zagreb Stock Exchange for recognizing the project and the new head…
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