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Wednesday, 10 August 2022

Number of Serbian Tourists in Croatia Highest Ever

ZAGREB, 10 August, 2022 - The number of Serbian nationals vacationing in Croatia is 60% higher than in the same period of 2021 and 20% higher than in the record year 2019, Večernji List daily said on Wednesday. Croatia-Serbia tourism relations could be said to have normalised in recent years, but things get stirred up slightly every year in August, when Croatia commemorates the 1995 military operation "Storm", on which the two countries have diametrically opposed positions, and when embittered comments are made. Operation Storm was a Croatian joint military and police operation that ended a Serb armed rebellion on 5 August 1995, and…
Tuesday, 9 August 2022

13.1m Bed Nights in June, Same as in Record Year 2019

ZAGREB, 9 August, 2022 - There were 2.7 million tourist arrivals in commercial accommodation in June, up 94% from June 2021, generating 13.1 million bed nights, or 100.5% more, while compared to June 2019, there were 9% fewer arrivals while bed nights were at the same level, data from the Croatian Bureau of Statistics show. There were 2.4 million foreign tourists in June, up by 116.3% from June 2021, and they generated 1.2 million bed nights, up by 114.8%. Compared with June 2019, the number of foreign tourists was down by 11.4% and the number of bed nights was down…
Tuesday, 9 August 2022

Ryanair Zagreb Base Plans for Weekend-Only Winter Operations

August 9, 2022 - How will the Ryanair Zagreb base work its winter operations this year? A look at how the capital city airport will transform into a weekend-only base for the low-cost airline.  Simply Flying has revealed what the Ryanair Zagreb base has in store once the seasons change - precisely, the airline's plan to transform the capital city airport into a weekend-only base this winter. A first for the airline.  Namely, the Irish low-cost airline will not reduce the number of aircraft based in Zagreb, with its three Lauda Europe Airbus A320s staying at Zagreb Airport, but what…
Monday, 8 August 2022

AFP: 'Tito tour' in Croatian Capital Delves into Strongman's Legacy

ZAGREB, 8 August, 2022 - With no street or statue to remember Yugoslavia's late strongman Josip Broz Tito, a new tour in the Croatian capital Zagreb is hoping to trace the leader's complicated legacy in a city where he remains divisive, Agence France-Presse says in an article published on Sunday. Adored by some and hated by others, Tito remains a polarising figure four decades after his death across the former Yugoslav republics, including Croatia, where he helped usher in prosperity and authoritarianism alike, the agency says. The tour's curator Danijela Matijević said the idea for the project came in 2017, after…
Monday, 8 August 2022

Thousands of Tickets Sold Daily for Plitvice Lakes and SkyLine Webcam Views

ZAGREB, 8 August, 2022 - Ten thousand tickets are sold every day for Plitvice Lakes National Park, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List, and thousands of people view the lakes through the SkyLine webcam platform, the National Park Authority told Hina on Monday. Since Plitvice was added to the SkyLine platform on 15 July, more than 52,000 people have watched live scenes from webcams installed around the lakes, the national park's director Tomislav Kovačević said. The park's management is satisfied with this year's tourist season. "About ten thousand tickets are sold daily, which means that there are no crowds, all thanks…
Sunday, 7 August 2022

Frano Ivkovic Wins 307th Sinj Alka, Third Victory in 8 Years

August 7, 2022 - Frano Ivkovic has won the 307th Sinj Alka, winning the prestigious tournament for the third time. Ivkovic achieved the victory at the 307th Alka after a double pinning, collecting nine winning points. He was the winner of the jubilee 300th Alka in 2015, and he also took the prize-winning flame to the 304th Sinjska Alka in 2019. In the first race of the Alkar competition, 17 Alkar spearmen hit only 19 shots, and only Ivo Zorica was above average with a shot in the smallest circle. The town band of Sinj, which is celebrating its 160th…
Saturday, 6 August 2022

Need A Tourism Break? Five Ways to Escape the Summer Crowds in Split

August 6, 2022 - If you're looking for a break from the summer crowds in Split, we don't blame you. But that doesn't mean there aren't ways to escape.  Split tourism has been a bit... different this summer. With crowds larger than ever (it seems) and very little control over them in the UNESCO-protected center (you can read more about that here), the Split tourism bomb has well and truly gone off this season, and we still have a ways to go.  With travel returning after the pandemic and a season that started earlier than ever, it's felt like summer…
Saturday, 6 August 2022

New for Zagreb: Briocherie, Soft Serve Ice Cream in a Brioche

August 6, 2022 - An innovative - and very quirky - addition to the Zagreb ice cream scene, complete with brioches, Kit-Kats, Oreos, and Gummi Bears. Meet Briocherie. I must admit that I had my doubts when I first heard about it, but I live under the motto of 'I will try anything once.' The toppings were REALLY interesting, and a throwback to my childhood, to be added to a brioche and choice of ice cream. An unusual combination at the best of times, but add in my choice of Gummi Bears and... You know what, it worked. And I…
Saturday, 6 August 2022

Swimming For All: A Deer Goes for a Dip on Hvar

 August 6, 2022 - It is not just locals and tourists heading into the inviting Adriatic on these hot summer days - some beaufitul shots of a deer going for a swim close to Hvar Town yesterday.  Come on in, the water's lovely.  An invitation which has been taken up enthusiastically by millions of tourists and locals on Croatia's Adriatic coast this summer.   But not just people... Some lovely shots taken by Nada Kordic Bezic and posted to her Facebook page yesterday, of a deer wandering down to the beach, testing the water, and then going for the plunge.  The impromptu…
Friday, 5 August 2022

A Closer Look at the UNESCO Lace Traditions on Pag

August 7, 2022 - Having recently visited the island of Pag, as one of my summer stops, I discovered an old tradition that can be seen throughout all the nooks and crannies of Pag town – a quiet and historic destination worth visiting! All things lace can be found around the small town, whether it be on the town’s streets, tourist shops, or inside Pag’s Lace Gallery. Lacemaking, a cherished tradition in Croatia known as ‘teg’, has been recorded throughout the Mediterranean in the mid-fifteenth century – when small rural communities left a cultural heritage to be passed down generations.…
Friday, 5 August 2022

As Habits Change, What are Tourists in Croatia Now Seeking on Holiday?

August the 5th, 2022 - The global coronavirus pandemic changed the world and most peoples' habits as we once knew and accepted them. With the habits and desires of tourists in Croatia having altered, precisely what are foreign visitors to these shores now looking for when on holiday here? As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, the director of the Croatian National Tourist Board (CNTB/HTZ), Kristjan Stanicic, recently commented on the ongoing tourist season for Novi dan (New day) on N1. Currently, there are more than one million and one hundred thousand tourists spending time in the Republic of Croatia, Stanicic said. 57.7 million…
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