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Sunday, 1 August 2021

Beroš: Germany’s New Rules Confirm Croatia As Safest Destination

ZAGREB, 1 Aug, 2021 - Croatian Health Minister Vili Beroš said on Sunday that the latest COVID-19 rules by Germany again show that Croatia is the safest travel destination. "Germany's new rules again show that the status of Croatia as the safest destination is well founded. With the conditions for return equated for all counties, Croatia is rated the least risky territory for German visitors," Beroš wrote on Twitter. He called on Croatian citizens to help reinforce this position by abiding by the epidemiological measures in place and getting vaccinated. Stricter rules for entering Germany went into force on Sunday,…
Sunday, 1 August 2021

July Tourist Figures in Croatia: 3.7 Million Arrivals, Most Overnight Stays in Istria

August 1, 2021 - The July tourist figures in Croatia confirm an excellent summer so far! In July 2021, there were 3.7 million arrivals and 25 million overnight stays in Croatia, i.e., 47 percent more arrivals and 33 percent more overnight stays than in the same period last year. At the same time, foreign tourists realized 21.6 million overnight stays, while domestic tourists realized 3.3 million overnight stays, reports Index.hr. These are the first data of the eVisitor system, which contains tourist traffic realized in commercial and non-commercial facilities and nautical charter (eCrew system). Compared to the results in 2019,…
Saturday, 31 July 2021

Makarska Registers 56 Thousand Guests, Highest Since 2019

July 31, 2021 - In a clear sign of recovery, Makarska registers 56 thousand guests on its riviera, reaching 70% of what was achieved in 2019, a record year for tourism in the Dalmatian town. Tportal.hr reports that in the resorts on the Makarska Riviera, according to the data of tourist offices, more than 56,000 domestic and foreign guests spend their holidays, which is about 70 percent compared to the same time in 2019. According to the number of tourists, Makarska leads with 15,800 guests, in Baška Voda where a 'bed more' is still sought, 11,500 tourists rest, in Tučepi there…
Saturday, 31 July 2021

Split Ports Expect 101 Thousand Passengers This Weekend

July 31, 2021 - The Split ports expect 101 thousand passengers will arrive in the city and the surrounding islands this weekend from numerous destinations around the world, Croatia as well. The Split Airport will thus conclude July with a share of 48 percent of passengers compared to July 2019, and the city airport, where they do not hide their satisfaction with a share of 75 percent compared to July 2019, a record month for the airport, reports Index.hr. The Split Airport expects 190 planes to land and takes off over the weekend, of which 150 are on a regular…
Saturday, 31 July 2021

Dubrovnik Shines in Major CNN Feature on Quest's World of Wonder

July 31, 2021 - Dubrovnik's impressive wooing of the important US market continues with a big feature on CNN's World of Wonder with Richard Quest.  Of all the tourism promotional campaigns undertaken by Croatia over the last 12 months, few have been as targetted, or as successful as Dubrovnik's attempts to woo tourists in the United States.  Traditionally among the best guests to the Pearl of the Adriatic, the pandemic interrupted their regular visits, but the city has been working hard to promote its beauty, heritage and culture over a period of time.  Dubrovnik was aided by the fact that…
Saturday, 31 July 2021

Zaprešić Tourist Board is the First in Croatia to Join Interpret Europe Association

July 31, 2021 - The Tourist Board of the City of Zaprešić is the first tourist board in Croatia to become part of the European Association for Heritage Interpretation: Interpret Europe. Membership approval came from the Tourist Board of the Croatian National Tourist Board, which supported the efforts and activities of the Tourist Board of Zaprešić in a different approach to destination management, reports HrTurizam. This approach is based on innovative and focused management of the experience and emotions that Zaprešić offers through its content, as well as good stories and the interpretation of heritage through deeper meaning. The direction…
Saturday, 31 July 2021

Central Istria Tourist Board Appoints New President

July 31, 2021 - Goran Hrvatin, who has been the mayor of Tinjan for four years, has been appointed as the new mayor of the Central Istria Tourist Board. HrTurizam reports that the Mayor of Tinjan, Goran Hrvatin, was unanimously appointed the new President at yesterday's meeting of the founders of the Tourist Board of Central Istria (TZSI) and will hold this position until the end of his current term. Until now, the duty of the president of the Central Istria Tourist Board was performed by Renato Krulčić, the mayor of the City of Pazin, and with the termination of the…
Friday, 30 July 2021

Croatian Smart Tourism Pilot Project Begins Under Smartmed Auspices

July the 30th, 2021 - Could a Croatian smart tourism project be the way forward for tourism not only here in Croatia but for the entire Mediterranean region? We know tourism has been hit like never before over the last eighteen or so months since the coronavirus pandemic struck the world, and this could be a vitally important way forward. As Poslovni Dnevnik/Marta Duic writes, the Ministry of Tourism and Sport is developing a unique pilot project for Croatian smart tourism worth 1.1 million kuna. It will be implemented until February next year, and it is a pilot project of the…
Thursday, 29 July 2021

Pag Island Transformation: From Party Destination to Adventurous Vacation

July 29, 2021 -  For a very long time, the island of Pag's chief tourist attraction has been loud, late-night parties at Zrće beach. Now, as the events of the past year and a half forced the tourist sector to give up their rinse-and-repeat method of operating, Pag has finally seized upon the many opportunities of its unique landscape. Enter Pag Outdoor Summer, aimed at transforming Pag into a destination ideal for an adventurous vacation. A look at the Pag Island transformation.  Pag is slowly but surely reinventing itself as a multifaceted destination. In the past few years, Moon Island,…
Thursday, 29 July 2021

More Than a Million Tourists in Croatia At the Moment

July 29, 2021 - The latest report from the eVisitor system gives an impressive and hopeful number for Croatian tourism: one million tourists are currently in Croatia! According to current data from the eVisitor system, there are currently more than 1 million and 6 thousand tourists in Croatia, of which 866,000 are foreign tourists and 140,000 domestic tourists, reports HrTurizam. Most tourists currently stay in Istria (273,000), Split-Dalmatia (191,000), and Primorje-Gorski Kotar County (187,000). It is followed by Zadar County (168,000) and Šibenik-Knin County (77,000) and Dubrovnik-Neretva County (62,000). Most tourists are currently in Rovinj, Vir, and Porec. In terms of…
Wednesday, 28 July 2021

Taking a British Pet on Holiday to Croatia in a Post-Brexit World

28 July, 2021 - Brexit has caused all kids of havoc for Brits, who now find the EU not quite as accessible as before for longterm stays. Things are also a little confusing if you plan to take your British pet on holiday. Delighted to welcome Mikki Hall in Osijek to TCN with some first-hand advice and experience.  Dogs with dual nationality Pet-friendly hotels and holiday lets are amongst the most popular online searches. In 2019 Forbes published an article that said: “Over two million pets and other live animals are transported by air every year in the United States,…
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