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Sunday, 24 October 2021

Dubrovnik Among Best Meeting Destinations in Region

ZAGREB, 24 Oct, 2021 - Dubrovnik is the best meeting destination in Central and Southeast Europe for 2021 in the category of destinations that can host up to 1,200 congress attendees, according to a regional magazine specialised in business tourism, Kongres Magazine. The Croatian National Tourism Board (HTZ) reported on this success and Dubrovnik's congress offer last Monday, and HTZ director Kristjan Staničić underscored the importance of such recognition, especially during a pandemic, when business tourism was one of the segments that suffered the most. He believes that the fact that Dubrovnik and some other Croatian destinations are on Kongres Magazine's list…
Sunday, 24 October 2021

Croatia Underrated: Podcast, Games, Quizzes of Authentic Hidden Gems

October 24, 2021 - From the founder of the innovative Secret Zagreb, a fabulous new journey into the hidden gems of this amazing country - meet Croatia Underrated, a combination of podcast, games and quizzes. One of the things I love about covering Croatian tourism is meeting so many inspiring and innovative individuals from the private tourism sector. The ideas, knowledge and delivery of these individuals promote the true jewels of authentic Croatia, and they are a refreshing breath of fresh air from the fairly predictable and one dimensional approach of the Kings of Accidental Tourism.  One young lady whose…
Sunday, 24 October 2021

Witches, VR and Wine: Exploring the Wonders of Savičenta, Istria

When a certain place has you sidetracked several times on the way to a wine festival, you know you have something special on your hands. A recap of an afternoon spent exploring the charming Savičenta in central Istria What do you do when the forecast calls for a sunny weekend in October? A road trip, of course. We headed to Istria for a day and decided to stop in Svetvinčenat, a town in the south central part of the region. Named after Saint Vincent, the town is more often referred to as Savičenta by the local population, and is also…
Saturday, 23 October 2021

Croatian Sustainable Cultural Tourism Destinations Named Among Best in Europe

October 23, 2021 - Croatian sustainable cultural tourism destinations have been awarded at the 14th International Cultural Tourism Conference held in Athens.  As part of the 14th International Cultural Tourism Conference in Europe, organized by the European Cultural Tourism Network (ECTN), an award ceremony for the best European destinations for sustainable cultural tourism was held in Athens on October 21, 2021, reports HRTurizam. The awards have been presented since 2014 to create a platform to exchange experiences and knowledge and promote networking among destinations. The competition is open to all tourist destinations across Europe, and this year's theme was related…
Saturday, 23 October 2021

Croatians Can Travel to USA for Business, Tourism Without Visas as of Today

ZAGREB, 23 Oct 2021 - As of Saturday, 23 October Croatians can travel to the United States for business or tourism purposes without visas, after obtaining approval via the online Electronic System for Travel Authorization, or ESTA, the US Embassy in Zagreb said. In a statement to the media, Chargé d’Affaires at the US Embassy, Mark Fleming, expressed satisfaction that Croatians now have the opportunity to travel to the USA without visas. Croatia has entered the Visa Waiver Programme, a comprehensive security partnership between the United States and participating countries that enable travel to the USA for business or tourism purposes…
Saturday, 23 October 2021

All Croatian Medical Tourism Roads Lead to Crikvenica with CIHT 2021

October 23, 2021 - The enormous potential of the Croatian medical tourism industry will once more be the focus next month, as global experts assemble for the annual Crikvenica International Health Tourism conference, CIHT 2021.  After reporting on the news about Croatia for a number of years now, certain things begin to follow a pattern.  I always report on the Za Krizen procession in Jelsa just before Easter, for example, and there is always a visit to Advent in Zagreb. And early November is reserved for one of my favourite - and impressive - conferences in Croatia, the Crikvenica International…
Saturday, 23 October 2021

Transport Ministry Removes 807 Charter Companies from eNautika System

October the 23rd, 2021 - Just as we thought we were safe in going on about how excellent of a tourist season we had this summer, with the Croatian nautical tourism sector blooming, the Transport Ministry has deleted over 800 charter companies from the eNautika system. As Novac/Jutarnji/Jozo Vrdoljak writes, the Ministry of the Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure has deleted 807 charter companies from the eNautika system, explaining the move by claiming that these are companies that were registered as charter companies, and for which a check in the court and trade register established that they are no longer active.…
Friday, 22 October 2021

Sinj Tourist Board Wins Plautilla International Cultural Tourism Award

October 22, 2022 - The Sinj Tourist Board is the Plautilla international cultural tourism award winner! This is an award for a cultural tourism product characterized by quality and creative interpretation of cultural and historical heritage. In this case, the plaque was awarded to Sinj in the Best Cultural Tourism Product for the "1715 Battle of Sinj" play. The Sinj Tourist Board was awarded for the best cultural tourism product as part of the 7th International Congress of Historic Cities, organized by the Solin Tourist Board, Hotel President Solin, and the City of Solin, held from October 19 to 22, 2021,…
Friday, 22 October 2021

Restoran Matrix, an Innovative Addition to the Zagreb Dining Scene

October 22, 2021 - A new addition to the Zagreb dining scene had its official opening last week. Meet Restoran Matrix, a quality addition to the futuristic Matrix Office Park. Ever since the first building opened in 2019, I have been mildly obsessed with Matrix Office Park, which I used to pass on my weekly drives into the centre of Zagreb from Varazdin. In a city not renowned for the finest office block architecture, this place looked beyond cool.  And as I drove over time, I watched Matrix grow, and then a second building opened. But I never seemed to…
Friday, 22 October 2021

Krapina Neanderthal Museum Wins European Cultural Tourism Network Award

ZAGREB, 22 Oct 2021 - The Krapina Neanderthal Museum and Hušnjakovo site have been awarded the prestigious European Cultural Tourism Network (ECTN) Award 2021 in the category for Archaeological Sites and Museums as Cultural Tourism Attractions, the Ministry of Culture and Media reported on Friday. The museum won the award thanks to the excellent modern presentation of its pre-historic, archaeological and anthropological topics, and in particular, because it has the status of an unavoidable cultural-tourism destination in Europe with more than 100,000 visitors a year from around the globe, the ministry said in a press release. The reasoning for the award…
Friday, 22 October 2021

Papuk Nature Park Will Have Two New Instructional Trails Until Spring

October 22, 2021 - In the heart of the Papuk Nature Park, 475 meters above sea level, is located the jewel of the Slavonia mountains: Jankovac, where its visitors can now enjoy two new educational trails. By the end of September this year, the Jankovac Forest Park was visited by almost 50,000 visitors, and will soon be richer for two more educational trails, reports HrTurizam. These are two projects co-financed entirely by the European Union from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, approved by the Agency for Payments in Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development, and refers to the type of…
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