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Sunday, 24 July 2022

Lesic Dimitri's Michael Unsworth Named Korcula Town Person of the Year. Bravo!

July 24, 2022 - If a foreigner has done more for a Croatian island, I have yet to meet them. Congratulations to Michael Unsworth, the pioneering owner of 5-star, Michelin Star Lesic Dimitri Palace, the new Town of Korcula Person of the Year.  It is a love affair that started more than 50 years ago, when a young English student followed a pretty young lady from Yugoslavia, who was also studying in London. What was meant to be a short holiday in Orebic to woo her turned into a lifetime passion for both the Peljesac town, but also the magical…
Sunday, 24 July 2022

Government Preparing Sustainable Croatian Tourism Strategy

July the 24th, 2022 - The Government is set to come up with a sustainable Croatian tourism strategy which would hopefully see the country escape from the chains of ''sea and sunshine'' which tend to see little more than three months of the limelight each year, and have a far less damaging effect in general. As Morski writes, due to ongoing global challenges and rising energy prices as a result of continued inflation, the green and digital transition is becoming imperative in the tourism business, Tourism Minister Nikolina Brnjac pointed out. The number of tourists currently staying here in Croatia…
Sunday, 24 July 2022

Croatian Tourist Board Launches New Campaign at Split Airport

July the 24th, 2022 - The Croatian National Tourist Board (CNTB/HTZ) has launched an innovative new campaign involving the senses at Split Airport, and it appears to be winning over the many tourists passing through there at the moment. As Morski writes, the CNTB is referring to their newly launched Split Airport campaign as a new, interesting and innovative one, which they claim delights foreign guests entering the country. Many passengers, leaving the planes and entering the area of ​​the Split Airport, can feel the specific smells of the Mediterranean - sea, pine trees, fresh citrus, lemon, orange, lavender, white cedar,…
Saturday, 23 July 2022

29-Hour Train Ride from Split to Rijeka? Yet Another Shocking Croatian Railways Journey

July 23, 2022 - Ever wondered about the train ride from Split to Rijeka? A look at the travel options between Croatia's second and third largest cities.  Croatia is a tourist country, where around 20 percent of the national budget depends on income from tourism. Despite this, the traffic connection between Split and Rijeka, the second and third largest cities in the Republic of Croatia on the coast of the Adriatic Sea, is very poor. Foreign tourists or Croatian citizens who want to travel from Split to Rijeka during the summer have limited options. The first option is, of course,…
Saturday, 23 July 2022

The Rise of Quality Hotels in Hvar Town and Stari Grad

July 23, 2022 - The Four Seasons may have never opened, but that didn't affect the quality of hotels in Hvar town and Stari Grad over the last few years.  International media has not been shy about Hvar as the hotspot of summer, but that's to no one's surprise. However, instead of praising Hvar Island as one of the best in Europe (well, it was named that again, too), a different aspect of Hvar is in the spotlight this time around, outside of the sun and sea - its hotels. Hvar Island has seen its accommodations enhanced to another level…
Friday, 22 July 2022

Trade Air Domestic Lines Delayed Again, This Time Until August 15

July 22, 2022 - The latest flight news to Croatia as Trade Air domestic lines are once again delayed, this time until August 15.  Private Croatian airline Trade Air has once again delayed the start of operations on domestic PSO lines, reports Croatian Aviation.  Trade Air announced on its website that it is once again postponing the start of operations on domestic PSO lines. The mentioned lines have been suspended since May, and the start of operations was first announced for June, then for July 1, and then for July 18. Finally, the lines had last been announced for August…
Thursday, 21 July 2022

More than 1 Million Tourists in Croatia

ZAGREB, 21 July 2022 - More than one million tourists are currently staying in Croatia, of which about 900,000 are foreigners, and the highest number or 277,000 are staying in Istria County, according to data from the eVisitor system, as carried by the Croatian National Tourist Board (HTZ) on Thursday. HTZ also underscored that the number of one million tourists per day this year was recorded almost a week earlier than last year. In terms of the number of tourists, Istria is followed by Split-Dalmatia County, where about 188,000 tourists are currently staying, followed by the Kvarner area with about 185,000…
Thursday, 21 July 2022

Dora Catamaran to Connect Dubrovnik with Elaphite Islands Next Week

July the 21st, 2022 - The Dora catamaran is set to connect the City of Dubrovnik and the mainland with the nearby Elaphite islands (Lopud, Sipan and Kolocep/Kalamota) as of next week as the connections between the Pearl of the Adriatic and the islands continues to improve. As Morski writes, as of next week the Elaphite islands which lie just north of the city and Dubrovnik will be connected by the Dora catamaran, as was recently confirmed to local portal DuList by the Croatian ferry company Jadrolinija. ''At the request of the local population for the use of fast vessels on…
Wednesday, 20 July 2022

2022 Croatian Peak Season: 980,000 Tourists in Croatia, Overnight Stays Almost at 2019 Level

July 20, 2022 - The 2022 Croatian peak season is in full swing, with around 980,000 tourists currently in Croatia! About 980,000 tourists are currently staying in Croatia - with 97 percent of the overnight stays achieved compared to the record July 2019. These latest data were presented by the director of the Croatian Tourist Board in Šibenik, where a coordination meeting was held with representatives of tourist boards from Šibenik-Knin County, reports HRT. In addition to HTZ director Kristjan Staničić and 13 representatives of the tourist boards of cities and municipalities from the county, the coordination included Šibenik-Knin prefect…
Tuesday, 19 July 2022

British Airways Zagreb Flights Reduced for September and October

July 19, 2022 - The latest flight news to Croatia as British Airways Zagreb flights see further reductions in September and October this year.  After reducing its August schedule, British Airways has revised its flight schedule for September and October, announcing that further changes are possible, reports Croatian Aviation.  It was recently announced that the British Airways route between London (Heathrow) and Zagreb had been reduced for August, but the airline has now reduced the number of planned flights for September and October as well.  On July 17, the airline changed its flight schedule for July and August on several…
Monday, 18 July 2022

Brac Island: Unmissable Coastal and Inland Destinations

July 18, 2022 - Brac island already has a solid reputation and may not need more advertising, but for those curious who want to see the island beyond Zlatni rat (Golden horn), here are some must-see destinations. Brac island is the highest and third largest among the more than 1,000 Croatian islands, and it is thanks to this vast territory that it has numerous and varied destinations to visit. While it is true that Brac island has become popular in recent years thanks to the highly recognizable Zlatni Rat in Bol, it would be unfair to reduce such an island to…
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